Events & Features

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

Hopewell Valley Education Foundation Hosts Lunch with Author Nancy Horan

This Sunday, October 26 at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation presents a book lover's luncheon with Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank and a newly-released novel Under the Wide and Starry Sky, the improbable love story of Robert Louis Stevenson and his American wife, Fanny. The event will be held from 11:30 to 3 pm and...

Oxen Bidding Closes, Some Local Schools Are Highest Bidders

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council's Stampede roamed their way right into the hearts of the community and beyond. We published about Sunday's farewell event and were happy to help share the list of award winners. But another list of winners remains unclear. During the online auction process, many individuals and groups, in particular local schools, found themselves in a surprising situation...

PEI Kids 9th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser

PEI Kids is hosting its 9th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, October 17, 2014.  Featuring food and wine from over 20 vendors and restaurants, as well as exotic cars and private jets on display, the event will be held at the Landmark Aviation (formerly Ronson Aviation) at Trenton-Mercer Airport. Check out the extensive list of of participating vendors: Shop...

Stampede Herding Toward Hibernation

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council Stampede oxen are enjoying their final days of sweet fall air before they are reclaimed from their temporary community placements. We've written about this movement oxtensively and may have oxhausted all poxible puns. The oxen have been amongst us for several months but will be retired from the public locations in preparation to be united with their...

Recap Hopewell Tour Des Arts 2014

If you already love living in Mercer County, keep reading. If you need more reasons to love it, keep reading still. And, if you've never experienced the Hopewell Tour Des Arts, get ready to be transported. The Hopewell Tour Des Arts is a 2-day self-guided local art tour around the Hopewell Borough area hosted by the Hopewell Borough Economic Development Committee Last year,...

Pennington Boro Hosts Columbus Day Concert, Movie

The Pennington Parks and Recreation Committee will host a free concert and movie showing on Sunday, October 12 at Kunkel Park in Pennington Borough. Beginning at 5:15 p.m., come out for a concert by Lambertville-based JB Kline band. Following the concert, sit back and relax for a showing of the movie Despicable Me 2. Grills at the park will be hot...

Hopewell Township Celebrates Ox Installation with Local Moms, Kids

A group of mothers and children from throughout Hopewell Valley joined officials from Hopewell Township municipal government, local first responders and representatives from the Hopewell Valley Arts Council for the formal reveal of "Childhood Wox Through Hopewell Valley" at the Township municipal building Friday. Designed and created by members of the Hopewell Valley MOMS Club and sponsored by Hopewell Township,...

Graffiti in a Hamilton Hospital

There is graffiti in a hospital in Hamilton -- and it's on purpose! Robert Wood Johnson of Hamilton's Lakefront Gallery has a new exhibit that opened last Thursday called "Subway to Gallery: The Street Artists." Here's the line-up of the 13 Trenton-area artists: Leon Rainbow, Will Kasso, Ras, Mek, Pro, Uhm, Demer, Billy Brown, Lank, Gentrifried, Ricardo Barros, Jon Naar, and Andrew Wilkinson. The artwork is...

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,...