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  • 4-H-goats

    Mercer County 4-H Fair set for Aug. 3-4

    The 101st annual Mercer County 4-H Fair featuring children’s activities, hayrides, animal shows, music, farm tours, exhibits and more will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4, at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. Admission and parking are free.

    07/30/2019 2:56 PM

  • Pumping water - Howell Farm

    Hatchery introduces kids to life on the farm

    Howell Living History Farm will be accepting applications for its fall parent-child enrollment program, the Hatchery.

    07/29/2019 1:56 PM

  • NJACatRobbinsville

    Freeholders Present 2019 NJAC Foundation Scholarships

    At the July 18, Agenda Meeting held in Robbinsville Township the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Foundation Scholarship to Victoria Frink, Zacheus Hamilton, Martiza Perez, and Katie Squindo who all recently graduated from Mercer Count

    07/22/2019 3:19 PM

  • MCCCAtRobbinsville

    Freeholders Honor 2019 Scholarship Winners

    At their July 18 Formal Meeting held in Robbinsville Township the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the winners of the 2019 Freeholder’s Scholarship to attend Mercer County Community College.

    07/22/2019 9:47 AM

  • hot-weather

    UPDATED: Some cooling sites offering weekend hours

    Some Mercer County and municipal facilities will be open as cooling centers this weekend as the Excessive Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service continues through 10 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

    07/19/2019 3:02 PM

  • Police1

    Mercer Police Academy graduates 21st class

    Forty-two cadets who made up the 21st basic class of police officers took part in today’s Mercer County Police Academy commencement held in the gymnasium at Mercer County Community College (MCCC).

    07/18/2019 4:33 PM

  • hot-weather

    Excessive Heat Watch issued; cooling sites open

    The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Mercer County and the surrounding area from Wednesday morning, July 17, through Sunday evening, July 21, and County Executive Brian M. Hughes is reminding residents that many cooling sites are open.

    07/16/2019 12:19 PM

  • Flag retirement

    Mercer's flag retirement ceremony set for July 18

    Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services invite citizens, civic groups and local Scout organizations to participate in an official flag decommissioning ceremony on Thursday, July 18, at 6 p.m. in Veterans Park (Klockner Road entrance) in Hamilton.

    07/10/2019 2:22 PM

  • fourth of july

    Most Mercer County offices to be closed for Independence Day

    Most Mercer County offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, although some will remain open or have modified hours.

    07/02/2019 2:45 PM

  • Campground

    Mercer unveils campground at county park

    Residents and visitors to Mercer County will now have a chance to camp out and enjoy a unique perspective of the park system with the creation of an overnight campground in the East Picnic Area of Mercer County Park.

    07/01/2019 5:30 PM

  • 4-H logo

    Mercer County 4-H encourages community exhibits at annual fair

    Your special family recipe, homegrown vegetables or creative project could earn you a blue ribbon at this year’s Mercer County 4-H Fair, planned for Aug. 3-4 at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township.

    06/28/2019 1:45 PM

  • Zagster1

    Mercer debuts bike-share program at county parks

    The County of Mercer, the Mercer County Park Commission and Zagster have launched a bike-share program now available to the public in the County Parks system. Bikes are located at Mercer County Park and at Rosedale Park and the Red Barn in Mercer Meadows.

    06/27/2019 5:20 PM

  • 2019Headshot

    Freeholders Head to Robbinsville for July 18 Formal Meeting

    Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chair, John A. Cimino recently announced that the Freeholder Board will be traveling to the Robbinsville Township to hold their July 18 formal meeting. The meeting will take place at the Robbinsville Township Municipal Building, 2298 NJ-33 at 6:00 PM.

    06/26/2019 2:03 PM

  • Bird banding

    See wild birds up close at banding program

    On select Sunday mornings this summer, experience a “behind-the-nets” look at an active field research project when the Park Commission's Naturalist Division holds a Songbird Banding Program at the Fiddler's Creek Preserve in Titusville.

    06/21/2019 3:00 PM

  • Ice cream making

    Howell Farm event to feature art, ice cream

    Howell Living History Farm invites the public to enjoy an old-fashioned “ice cream party” and picket fence art show on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    06/20/2019 3:16 PM

  • Beetle

    Howell Farm to host 'Beetles in the Spotlight' walk

    Beetles will be in the spotlight at Howell Living History Farm on Friday, June 21, when Mercer County Park Commission Naturalist Christy Athmejvar leads an evening excursion through fields and forests where nocturnal creatures are just beginning their day.

    06/19/2019 3:19 PM

  • Honeycomb

    Beekeeper to speak at 'Meet the Farmer' night

    The art and science of keeping honeybees will be the focus at Howell Living History Farm on Thursday, June 20, when beekeeper Bob Hughes of Yardville presents the third and final program in the “Meet the Farmer” series. This program is free and begins at 7 p.m.

    06/18/2019 4:28 PM

  • Cultural Festival

    Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally set for June 15

    Mercer County’s 12 municipalities are home to citizens of many ethnicities and countries of origin. In celebration of this, County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will present the ninth annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally on Saturday, June 15.

    06/07/2019 9:34 AM

  • Bike Plan

    County to hold meetings on Bicycle Master Plan

    Mercer County is creating a Bicycle Master Plan to guide future bicycle facility improvements on county highways, and has scheduled several meetings to allow the public to learn more about this long-term plan and provide input, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced.

    06/06/2019 12:26 PM

  • AEP review

    Trenton-Mercer Airport conducts FAA-required exercise

    Front-line responders from more than a dozen Mercer County, state and municipal agencies took part in a federally required Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) Review conducted by Trenton-Mercer Airport.

    06/04/2019 4:24 PM