Events & Features

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

Nature Center to Explore a Busy Season with Quiet Months Exhibit

The Tulpehaking Nature Center will feature an exhibit that is a celebration of winter and water. Through photographs and interactive activities, “The Quiet Months: An Exploration of Winter,” opening Dec. 4, takes a look at the special properties of water that make winter unique; how plants and animals survive the frigid season; and how we all can enjoy the...

Spotlight: Behind the Brick Farm Tavern

Last month, I got a sneak peek at the interior of the new Brick Farm Tavern, the upcoming farm-to-table restaurant immediately east of Hopewell Borough on RT518. And now, most recently, I had the opportunity to sit with down Brick Farm Tavern chef, Greg Vassos, and general manager, Mike Lyken. Originally from Massachusetts and Colorado respectively, Vassos and Lyken were both most...

Local Author Publishes New Book on History of Mercer Automobile, Upcoming Book Signings

Award-winning author and historian, Clifford Zink, will be giving talks about and signing his new book, Mercer Magic, which tells the complete story of the Mercer automobile, built in New Jersey at the beginning of the 20th century and raced in competitions across the country in the days when car design was at the center of American technological innovation. Clifford W. Zink is...

John Burkhalter to Perform 18th Century Music at the Trent House Museum

At the William Trent House Museum on Saturday November 14th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, attendees will have the chance to hear the melodious sounds of the English and small flute played by The Practitioner of Musick, John Burkhalter. Throughout the 18th century, music making was increasingly part of the repertory of a fashionable gentleman’s accomplishments through which good manners and...

The Taste Chase Goes to Sugar Cupid on The Great Cake Quest

Well, we have reached the end of the Great Cake Quest. It has been a sweet ride with so many delicious ports of call; I have had cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and more along the way. I have been enchanted and beguiled, sweetly surprised and just plain underwhelmed but this was a trip well worth taking. I have met...

Restaurant Review: El Sazon in Chambersburg, Trenton

New Trenton businesses are popping up all over the city.  In October alone, Muirhead Foods got their certificate of occupancy, 1911 Smokehouse Bar-B-Que opened its doors to the public and El Sazon opened for business at 501 Division Street. Fifteen of my closest friends in the Trenton Eat Local Club and I descended on El Sazon, a Latin American restaurant in the heart of Chambersburg, to welcome...

Sneak Peek at Brick Farm Tavern

I had the unique opportunity to get a peek at the not-yet-open Brick Farm Tavern and receive a tour of some of the farm operations by the Brick Farm Tavern and Brick Farm Market owner / farmer / business man / local economy supporter,  Jon McConaughy. Jon, and his wife Robin, are the owners of several related businesses in the Hopewell area...

Arts Council Presents Unique Jazz Concert, Art: The Language of Expression Colors of Jazz

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council, presenters of last summer’s public art Stampede of 69 life-sized, decorated oxen, now announces another unique event with a concert titled “Art: The Language of Expression – Colors of Jazz.”  Recognizing that art informs and inspires, Art: The Language of Expression is a format for presenting and mixing creative mediums.  This first concert presents...

Daniel Harris Environmental Poetry Reading at the Watershed Center

Princeton poet and activist, Daniel Harris, is presenting an environmental poetry reading on Sunday, October 25th at the Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science and Education.  The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is pleased to host an artist who speaks to the mission of water quality and healthy habitat preservation in central New Jersey.  Seeking to engage others in a discussion...

Contest Winners from 2015 Hopewell Harvest Fair Announced

The 29th Annual Hopewell Harvest Fair was held on Saturday, Sept. 26, on the grounds of the Hopewell Elementary School in Hopewell Borough. The Fair featured 6 contests, with something for everyone, from a bake-off to photography contests, Find Freddy human scavenger hunt and even a contest for man’s best friend. "The Hopewell Harvest Fair Board of Trustees would like...