Events & Features

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

Hot Dog! A fundraiser to support Lawrence Twp fireworks

On Saturday June 7th between 11am and 9pm, Captain Paul's Firehouse Dogs will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit Lawrence Township's 4th of July Fireworks at Rider University. The impressive fireworks display is no small ticket and fundraising for such an endeavor takes most of the year -- this being one of many fundraising events. Head on down to 2230 Princeton Pike in Lawrenceville...

Hopewell’s Food Truck Friday Mobilized Many

Food Truck Friday in Hopewell was this past Friday and it was a huge success. It was sponsored by Hopewell Boro Recreation Committee and the "brainchild" of the Rec Committee and Hopewell Boro resident and Taco Truck lover, Susan Pollara. In attendance were the Surf and Turf Truck, the Taco Truck, Cupcake Carnivale, Nomad Pizza and Jack & Charlies Ice...

Blue Moon Acres Hosts Farm Roll Bike Tour This Sunday

Local farm Blue Moon Acres is hosting "The Farm Roll," a scenic bike tour of Hopewell Valley area vineyards, farms and open spaces from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The ride is geared toward low-intermediate to advanced riders and offers two distances to choose from, either a 30 mile ride stopping at 8 sites, or...

Chicken Dog Cafe to Fill Former Dos Gringos Space in Pennington

Chicken Dog Cafe, formerly of Lambertville, will fill the space at 20 Main Street in Pennington vacated earlier this summer by Dog Gringos Southwestern Grill. According to their website, Chicken Dog Cafe plans to open Wednesday, Sept. 3 and serve a full breakfast from open to close, as well as hand-pressed burgers, salads, sandwiches, and their famous "RED BOX" hoagies. Chicken Dog...

Al Fresco at Brick Farm Market Will Be Twice as Nice

Has this happened to you? You've found an amazingly lucky parking lot spot at the Brick Farm Market, loaded up your arms with goodies -- your grilled asparagus nicoise salad or your slow roasted brisket sandwich, plus a cup of Rojo's coffee, plus a little something sweet for later (for now) -- you finish paying and there's nowhere to...

Packing Healthy School Lunches Doesn’t Have to be a Pain

We are only a few weeks away from the start of another school year in Hopewell Valley. In addition to school supplies and new clothes, parents across the area are probably thinking about how to manage the daily routine of packing school lunches. For me, personally, I start with the ambition of packing something the night before, and sometimes actually do....

Vito’s Pizza Celebrates 25th Anniversary

I take my two boys to Vito’s Pizza in Pennington for lunch during the week after school, after story time at the Pennington Library, for dinners on weekends…for any reason at all. We usually order plain cheese slices, cut into tiny square pieces for my kids, and a slice of Brooklyn or Bronx. I can’t say no to a...

Da’s Kitchen in Hopewell Boro is Reopening

After a nearly month-long vacation, Da's Kitchen will be reopening! Clark Reed, owner of Da's Kitchen and Jack and Charlie's Ice Cream, shared with MercerMe that Da's will be open tomorrow, June 3rd. Some delicious changes should be in the works but we'll have to wait to find out more details. In the meantime, the menu will include the same yummy Thai fare. Did you know...

Sourland Film Premiering at Off-Broadstreet Theatre

On Sunday, May 18th at 7PM, Sourland Conversancy is premiering their new film, "The Sourlands - A New Jersey Treasure" at the Off-Broad Street Theatre in Hopewell Borough. The 25-minute film introduces viewers to the Sourlands, the largest contiguous forrest between New York City and Philadelphia, and hopes inspire a passion for protecting this natural place for current and future generations. Even for those already passionate about the Sourlands,...

An Oxcuse to Spend an Oxfternoon at Capital Health

What oxcuse' to 'oxamine' puns on the word "ox" than an 'oxternoon' at the art gallery at Capital Health Hospital in Hopewell? MercerMe covered some basics about the "Stampede" back in April. But in case you haven't 'herd' the details about the fiberglass oxen around Hopewell Valley these past few months, they are are part of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council's "Stampede." As the...