Events & Features

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

New Restaurant Coming to Hopewell Borough

Rumblings of "What's going on at the old 'Bell & Whistle?'" has been flitting around Hopewell Borough lately. There's been some increased activity at the restaurant site behind the Boro Bean on East Broad Street and curious neighbors are starting to wonder. And MercerMe has the answer to feed your hungry mind (and the restaurant will eventually feed your hungry self). SweetGrass, offering "seasonal fare...

Lawrenceville Main Street “A Night in the Village” Restaurant Tour This Sunday

Lawrenceville Main Street is presenting the 3rd Annual "A Night in the Village" walking restaurant tour this Sunday September 21st. There are two tours -- one at 4:30PM and the other at 6:30PM -- each lasting 2 hours followed by dessert and live music. The ticket price includes tastings from 11 local establishments: Acacia, Amalfi's, Chamber's Walk, Cherry Grove Farms, Enzo's,...

7th Annual Tour Des Arts in Hopewell Borough

The 7th annual "Tour Des Arts" in Hopewell Borough, a self-guided local gallery tour, will be held on Saturday October 4th from 10AM-5PM and Sunday October 5th from 11AM-4PM. The "Tour Des Arts" is sponsored by the Hopewell Borough Economic Development Committee and highlights Hopewell's diverse local arts community. Visitors are invited into artists' studios to meet the artists and see where they work and...

Hopewell Valley’s Yes Man

Earlier this year, arts education was included as criteria in school performance reports for the first time in US education history, right here in New Jersey. Inside Jersey Magazine followed suit with their exclusive ranking of best high schools in the garden state. Its Editor-in-Chief, Rosemary Parrillo, explained that they gave "extra weight in the methodology to districts with...

Book Signing with Big Backyard Magazine Illustrator Held at Hopewell Library

Hopewell Public Library hosted a book presentation and book signing last week with Kim Kurki, author and illustrator of "World of Birds: a Beginner's Guide," a National Wildlife Federation publication. As a former writer and illustrator of a monthly column for National Wildlife Federation's Your Big Backyard magazine featuring birds, animals and plants, Kurki, a Bucks County native, created a gorgeous collection...

MercerMe Spotlight: Author Hal English

In first-time local author Hal English's autobiography, he reveals years of mental and physical abuse... and so many twists including his own discovery that he was secretly adopted. "It is about family and history and recovery," shared author, Hal English. "Behind the Ivy Walls"  is about Hal English's life growing up in Trenton in the 1950s under the abusive watch of his alcoholic father, head of...

Food Truck Friday 2: More trucks, same great town

Food Truck Friday is happening again in Hopewell Borough! Food Truck Friday in Hopewell Borough will be held outside the historic train station on Railroad Place on Friday September 5th between 5PM-9PM. And all these delicacies can be enjoyed to the sweet acoustic jazz stylings of Stringsville. Here's the food-line up: Antimo's Italian Kitchen: Hopewell Boro's own pizza and Italian food Cupcake Carnivale: Princeton based cupcake truc Jack and...

Hopewell’s Nomad Pizza to expand to…

After four years of serving up wood-fired pies in Hopewell Borough, the back of an REO Speedwagon specially outfitted with a pizza oven, and more recently two Philly locations, Mercer County's popular Nomad Pizza Co. today announced a fourth restaurant  to be opened soon in the Princeton Shopping Center. A photo posted today on Nomad's instagram account shows the new...

Pennington Parks and Rec Hosts Labor Day Concert

Celebrate (or mourn) the end of summer with a free, classic rock and blues concert by The Tones at Howe Commons on Main Street in Pennington on Labor Day, Monday, September 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Created by a local father and daughter team for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council's Stampede, Music B. Ox will be watching over the event. A...

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...