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 […]

Meals On Wheels of Trenton/Ewing expands across Mercer County

Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing announced that it has recently broadened its service area and as a result has changed its name to Meals on Wheels of Mercer County. The group has provided home-delivered meals and related services to people in need in the Trenton/Ewing area for 43 years. With this name change, Meals on […]

From the Statehouse NJ’s integrity rating

By Barry Chalofsky Recently the Center for Public Integrity, a national nonpartisan investigative news organization, rated all of the states on key indicators of transparency and accountability, looking not only at what the laws say, but also how well they are enforced or implemented. The “indicators” are divided into 13 categories: public access to information, […]

Jacque Howard’s Trenton 365 a year-round community effort

Jacque Howard’s Trenton 365 a year-round community effort

Jacque Howard is the founder of Trenton 365, a community building program that encourages private citizens, nonprofit groups and businesses in the greater Trenton area to become more civic minded. By Scott Morgan ‘I never wanted to work just 9 to 5 and that’s it,” says Jacque Howard. “I wanted to do more, something for […]

Downtown brain trust brings creative solutions to learning

Downtown brain trust brings creative solutions to learning

Matt Cooper shows off one of Thomas Edison State University’s conference rooms. The view is of West State Street. By Wendy Greenberg There are no classes held in the corner building at 102 West State Street. Yet in many ways it is the heart of Thomas Edison State University. The Center for Learning and Technology […]

A repurposed sign in the Capital City

A repurposed sign in the Capital City

The ‘new’ Capital City Farm bridge sign was originally the troubled sign that unceremoniously appeared at Cadwalader Park (left), and then removed, stored, and refurbished by George Zienowicz (right). By Dan Aubrey A new version of a Trenton icon became part of the capital city’s visual landscape with the January unveiling of the arch-like sign […]

The man who loves his coffee black

The man who loves his coffee black

Abdul Qadir Wiswall wants area residents to wake up and smell the coffee at both city events and his Cass Street coffee bar. By Dan Aubrey Abdul Qadir Wiswall may smile if you ask him if something’s brewing, but he is hotly serious about his Trenton Coffee House Roast business — so much so he […]

Stop stress in its tracks

Concerned about your health? Experts from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton are ready to answer readers’ questions. Send your questions to askthedoc@rwjuhh.edu I’m stressed out! Should I see a doctor? We all feel stressed sometimes. Frustrations at work, relationship issues, family problems—these can all lead to stress. In small amounts, stress is normal, but […]

Trenton Makes Words Fair to take place Jan 23

Trenton Makes—Words! proudly presents the second Wonderful WORDS Fair under the theme of “Music & Movement,” an engaging event offering vocabulary-learning sessions for children under the age of five with a focus on parent-child interaction. Families are welcomed to a world of words with fun activities and learning-centered entertainment. The free festival is set to […]

Crisis Ministry of Mercer County to host annual Valentine’s For Food Drive

Winter can be particularly difficult for the food-insecure families and individuals who shop for free in the pantries of the Crisis Ministry. In response, the county-based nonprofit organization asks the community to support its 12th annual Valentines for Food drive to keep shelves filled with a variety of heart-healthy foods. Struggling families and individuals will […]

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