Events & Features

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

HomeFront fights “summer food drought” with contest

In summer, when school is out, local families who rely on Free and Reduced school lunch programs to help feed their families face a big challenge. The decision for these parents becomes, "Should I not pay rent, skip a utility bill, or forgo some meals myself, so my children have enough food," explains HomeFront representatives. 

ONE Project hosts hunger volunteer event

ONE Project is hosting its annual Hunger Project on Saturday, July 27. The event is occurring at Robbinsville High School from 9am to 1pm. ONE Project is a local faith and community coalition organized to efficiently and effectively address social needs through education and volunteerism. It was founded in 2014, by Amman Seehra and...

Butterfly Festival 2019

The 2019 Watershed Butterfly Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 3, for a day of family fun that celebrates the joys and wonders of nature. Tour the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, where visitors will delight at the locally captured butterflies. Meet the oak tree stilt walker. Enjoy our train...

Summer Fun with the Hopewell Borough Scavenger Hunt

"A Peak Experience" is this year's theme for the Hopewell Public Library's annual self-scheduled, self-guided scavenger hunt, which runs through the end of July. Exercise your mind, body, and observational skills while searching high and low (mostly high!) throughout the Borough for specific items of stonework, masonry, ornaments, embellishments, and other architectural details hidden...

CookWell Celebrates Trainee Graduation with Gourmet Feast

CookWell, a culinary-training program for ex-offenders overseen by the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville (PCOL), celebrated the graduation of its latest group of trainees last month with a feast at the church’s fellowship center. The three trainees prepared dinner, alongside executive chef Frank Benowitz, an instructor from Mercer County Community College. Guests included the...

Hopewell Fire Dept Volunteer Spotlight: Learning to Save Lives Drastically Changed Her Own

At the start of ninth grade at Hopewell Valley Central High School,  Olivia Obst was too shy to raise her hand in class. Then, on a whim at age 16, she volunteered with Hopewell Fire Department & Emergency Medical Unit. She became a junior member, then an EMT, then a firefighter.  Just out of high school,...

UPDATED: Mercer County Hosts Flag Retirement Ceremony

Please note the event has been cancelled as of 7/17/19 due to forecasted extreme weather conditions. The County issued the following information: "Out of concern for our attendees and the firefighters who volunteer for this annual event, Mercer County Veteran Services has cancelled the annual flag retirement ceremony that had been scheduled for Thursday, July 18. The...

Hopewell UMC Hosts Prayer Vigil on Child Detention and Family Separation

Joining many other churches and organizations across the nation, the Hopewell United Methodist Church will host a prayer vigil, “Lights for Liberty: End Child Detention and Family Separation” on Friday, July 12 at 7pm. The community is invited to this service of prayer, song and sharing to raise awareness and stand with refugees seeking...

Mercer County 4-H Encourages Community Exhibits at 101st Annual Fair

Your special family recipe, homegrown vegetables or creative project could earn you a blue ribbon at this year’s Mercer County 4-H Fair. There are many “Open Division” categories for public entries — you do not need to be a 4-H member to exhibit. Any class listed, including arts and crafts, photography, foods, gardening, clothing, woodworking and more,...

New Book “The Bookshop on Lafayette Street” Published

Area writers published "The Bookshop on Lafayette Street," a book featuring stories and poems about the love of bookstores and books. Contributors include Ilene Dube, Jeff Edelstein, Barry Gross, John Gummere, Yusef Komunyakaa, Doc Long, Eric Maywar, Leon Rainbow, Jackie Reinstedler, Nancy Scott, Thomas Webster, and David Lee White. Not long ago, Pulitzer-Prize winning...