Events & Features

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

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,...

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...