Mercer County Wildlife Center seeking volunteers

The Mercer County Wildlife Center, which accepted and treated 2,200 birds, mammals and reptiles in 2015, will be holding orientations for new volunteers at the facility in Hopewell Township. Volunteer orientation sessions for 2016 are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 19, and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 3, at the Wildlife […]

Silva Gallery to feature Matika Wilbur photography

Silva Gallery to feature Matika Wilbur photography

"Bahazhoni Tso," is part of Matika Wilbur’s Natural Wanderment Series which will be on view at the Pennington School’s Silva Gallery from February 17 through March 9, 2016. The Silva Gallery of Art at The Pennington School is set to feature “Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America,” an exhibition by acclaimed portrait […]

Scozzari & Sons donates 190 lbs of food to TASK

Scozzari & Sons donates 190 lbs of food to TASK

V.J. Scozzari & Sons, Inc. Employees pictured left to right: Wes Swope, Brie Alfano, Rich Alito, Karl Muench, Michelle Scozzari, Nancy Haye, Georgette Roth, Karen Curtiss, Anthony Princiotta and Don Ehret. V.J. Scozzari & Sons, Inc. is proud to announce that the employees of the company donated over 190 lbs. of food to the Trenton […]

Pennington School opens Kenneth Kai Tai Yen Humanities Building

Pennington School opens Kenneth Kai Tai Yen Humanities Building

Dr. William S. Hawkey, headmaster of The Pennington School, greets students with soft pretzels to celebrate the first day of classes in the school’s newest building on January 26, 2016. On January 26, 2016, The Pennington School welcomed students to its new Kenneth Kai Tai Yen Humanities Building, marking the first day of classes in […]

New sports center a dream come true for Schafers

New sports center a dream come true for Schafers

Shannon and Jonathan Schafer broke ground on their new sports center during a ceremony in July. Pictured are Ewing Councilman Kevin Baxter, Shannon, Jonathan, County Executive Brian Hughes and Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann. By Jacquelyn Pillsbury After more than a decade of trying, Shannon Schafer and her husband, Jonathan, are finally going to see their […]

Peace activist Haider Hamza visits The Pennington School

Peace activist Haider Hamza visits The Pennington School

Iraqi journalist and peace activist Haider Hamza (right) talks with Pennington School senior Emily King of Lawrenceville. Iraqi journalist and peace activist Haider Hamza was the Martin Luther King Jr. guest speaker for The Pennington School’s 2015-16 Stephen Crane Lecture Series which took place on January 26, 2016. Hamza’s presentation was structured around quotations from […]

Football conference realignment ignites debate about fairness

Whenever realignments take place in high school sports, be it divisions, conferences or groups, there is bound to be some controversy. Some like it, some don’t, and some just take it as it comes figuring there is nothing that can be done. A point in general is the recent West Jersey Football League’s division re-shuffling. […]

Two lifelong Hopewell residents discover region’s slave history

Two lifelong Hopewell residents discover region’s slave history

Elaine Buck, left, and Beverly Mills at the Stoutsburg Cemetery. They both serve on the cemetery’s association board. By Angela Jacobs In 2006, an alarmed West Amwell man called Elaine Buck. His neighbor was planning a driveway, but the proposed project would pave over unmarked slave burials. The township knew they were there, and the […]

Jessie Schadt pursues hula hoop dreams

Jessie Schadt pursues hula hoop dreams

Hooping and fitness enthusiast Jessica Schadt, a resident of Lawrence Township, performs with one of her LED hula hoops. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.) By Madeleine Maccar It was New Year’s Eve, about six or seven years ago, when Jessie Schadt saw go-go dancers performing with LED hula hoops during a gala at the National […]

Race matters in Hopewell Valley

By Vincent Xu Usually, an online post briefly galvanizes Internet dwellers before just as quickly dissipating until the next hot topic. But last fall, one post in a Hopewell area Facebook group generated hundreds of comments and the online chatter continued for more than a week. In this case, the post concerned an incident earlier […]

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