Events & Features

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

The Taste Chase Goes to Tan’s Tasty Cakes on The Great Cake Quest

You never know where you are going to discover a place that has a fantastic slice of cake or a scrumptious cupcake.  What I have found, so far, is high expectations have led to disappointment, while dubious encounters have yielded surprisingly delicious rewards. Our next stop on “The Cake Quest” found me drawn to one of the things that I...

The Taste Chase: And Now… A Word about Pork

I am briefly interrupting our current “Cake Quest” to reiterate something that most of us already know... Swine is Divine. In all of its fried, baked, chopped, crumbled forms, most of us indulge in the “other white meat” in one way or another. This past May 23rd, Trenton turned the spotlight on one of its own native creations: the pork...

Yummy Food Trucks Rolling Into Hopewell for Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday in Hopewell Borough is rolling around again and the list is only more delicious. It wheel be a night of food, friends, fun, and music all with the backdrop of the historic Hopewell Borough Train Station. The event will take place June 26th, on Railroad Place, from 5pm-9pm with this fantastic list of food truck vendors: Cow and the Curd Battered...

A Jazzed Up First Week for the Princeton Festival

The Princeton Festival kicks off its 11th season on June 6 and 7 with jazz, a cappella vocal jazz and a jazz piano quintet. The calendar for the first week of this three-week festival also includes free lectures, musical previews, and a hands-on Indian dance demonstration and workshop. Two award-winning a cappella vocal jazz groups lead off the 2015 season, on...

Sourland Music Festival Announces Canned Heat to Headline

The Sourland Conservancy announced today that rock legends ​Canned Heat will headline the 12th annual Sourland Music Festival. The festival is taking place on July 18 beginning at 3:00pm at the Hillsborough Country Club. Canned Heat, now in its fifth decade is regarded as one of the most iconic rock n’ blues bands of all time. The band has released...

The Taste Chase Goes to SadieCake’s Cafe on The Great Cake Quest

An Addendum to The Great Cake Quest:  I am finding it difficult to actually find places that serve slices of cake.  What I find are cupcakes representing their larger kin in most places and, so it only seems fitting, since this is the only option that will allow me to taste multiple things, to include cupcakes in this adventure....

The Taste Chase Kicks Off “The Great Cake Quest” at Fedora in Lawrenceville

Welcome to The Taste Chase and our inaugural food adventure, “The Great Cake Quest”, the much anticipated sequel to “The Tuna Tour” is finally off and running!!  I am so grateful for the response I received from the wonderful people on the Hopewell-Pennington Update who encouraged me by reading and looking forward to my reviews. The feedback I received...

Foodies Rejoice, Here Comes The Taste Chase

If you love food and to eat local -- keeping it fresh and delicious -- for either take-out or dine in, you're going to be thrilled. Please help us offer a huge WELCOME to Pennington local, Renata Barnes, and her upcoming MercerMe column, "The Taste Chase!" Last month, Renata asked the FaceBook group, Hopewell Pennington Update, for Valley locals' recommendations on where to get...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Names Its First Executive Director

After such resounding support of its inaugural project, the oxen Stampede, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council is excited to announce that it has appointed David Miller as its first Executive Director and is thrilled to be taking this important step forward with him. Miller brings over 35 years of experience to the post and to the tasks of planning the Council’s programmatic advance and...

Art CSA To Feature Eight Trenton Street and Graffiti Artists

Following the overwhelming success of their inaugural 2014 season, Trenton CSArt co-founders Lauren Otis and Andrew Wilkinson have opened registration for their latest CSA art share. Trenton CSArt is much like the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model that has been around for years, helping small farmers prosper while giving shareholders fresh, healthy, local produce. Now, Community Supported Art (also CSA!) is gaining...