Events & Features

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

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County to Offer 2019 Environmental Stewards Program

Are you concerned about the environment and want to learn how to make a difference? Maybe you’re part of a municipal environmental commission or green team, and you want to do your best in caring for your community. You can do all this and more as part of the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program! Classes will be offered by Rutgers Cooperative...

Activism in the HVCHS Art Room with the Memory Project (PHOTOS)

Twenty-seven students of Lora Durr ‘s “Fine Art 1” at Hopewell Valley Central High School engaged in art activism with “The Memory Project,” a nonprofit organization which encourages art students and artists to cultivate global kindness by creating portraits of and for children around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, war, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss...

Hopewell Township Health Happenings for March 2019

Hopewell Township Health Happenings contains news and events from Hopewell Township’s Health Department regarding the health of the community.  Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day: Wednesday, March 6, 11am-4pm, Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington. Featuring the Rollin’ Colon a giant inflatable human colon will be on-site at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, home to the Capital Health Cancer Center...

Mindfulness and Skills for Living With Intention and Awareness

As we ease out of winter into springtime, the Hopewell Public Library presents a focus on health, wellness, and renewal with local speaker Michele Naphen’s discussion on mindfulness on Wednesday March 6 at 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station. Mindfulness is the practice of pausing, slowing down, and observing our internal experience - thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, action urges, and...

Sourland Music Festival Announces New Name

The Sourland Music Festival will celebrate its 16th year... with a new name: The Sourland Mountain Festival. This year, the seven-hour festival will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, and will include more history, critters, wildlife and outdoor activities with the same spectacular view of the Sourland Mountain. The event benefits the Sourland Conservancy, the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated...

History Lives on in Local Luncheonette

The smell of freshly brewed coffee wafts out onto Railroad Place, beckoning diners in for a hot cup paired with homemade pastries. Upon crossing the threshold, diners are brought back in time to what once was a staple of Hopewell Borough: Rose and Chubby’s Luncheonette. While they go in for food, that’s only half the experience. “Our corner luncheonette has been...

Mercer County to Host Document Shredding

The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a document shredding event for County residents on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 9am to 2pm at Parking Lot 4 at 651 South Broad St., 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...

County Clerk Announces Special Days for Passport Services

Mercer County Clerk will once again host special passport service days for residents of Mercer County. The County Clerk, Paula Sollami-Covello, together with her staff, will visit municipalities throughout the County to accept U.S. Passport applications on site. Passport processing will take place on the following dates at the following locations: Pennington Tuesday, March 19, 10am to 3pm Pennington Borough Hall -- Council...

New Board President for Hope Loves Company, Founder Becomes Community Engagement Director

Hope Loves Company, a Hopewell Valley-based non-profit, announced this month that its founder and former board president, Jodi O'Donnell-Ames, has stepped down from the role to serve as the organization's community engagement director. HLC is the only non-profit in the United States with the mission to provide emotional and educational support to children and young adults who have or...

HVRSD Superintendent Calls for Community Racism Conversation

Dear HVRSD Community, In early January, I sent a letter to our community regarding the racial incident involving Central High School students that occurred prior to winter break. The letter helped spark discussions about race, district programs and civic responsibility. Several years ago the district began to coordinate with the Hopewell Valley Race and Diversity Discussion Group, but it is...