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  • Wheat Harvest at Howell Farm

    It’s wheat harvest time at Howell Living History Farm

    The most scenic of Howell Living History Farm's harvesting operations will take place on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when farmers cut and shock this year’s crop of winter wheat.

    06/19/2017 9:12 AM

  • Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Hurricane Season

    Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is urging County residents to prepare and plan for potential storms this summer and fall.

    06/15/2017 3:16 PM

  • Fire Academy equipment demonstration

    Mercer County dedicates new training equipment for Fire Academy

    Significant improvements to the safety and quality of training equipment at Mercer County’s John T. Dempster Sr. Fire Service Training Center were celebrated at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony June 12.

    06/15/2017 10:57 AM

  • Dairy Day at Howell Farm

    Howell Farm to hold annual Dairy Day on June 17

    Throughout the day, visitors can meet milking goats, see a cow and calf, and help farmers make cheese, butter and ice cream.

    06/12/2017 3:40 PM

  • Mercer County seal

    Mercer County offers assistance to first-time homebuyers

    Mercer will offer a First-Time Homebuyer Program workshop on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence.

    06/12/2017 3:14 PM

  • Fresh produce

    Mercer County offers checks for fresh produce to qualifying older adults

    Representatives from the Mercer County Nutrition Office will offer the checks on Friday, June 23, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 930 Spruce St., Lawrence.

    06/12/2017 2:11 PM

  • Kayak tours of Mercer Lake

    Park Commission offering kayak tours of Mercer Lake

    Are you looking for a peaceful and relaxing way to spend some time outside and enjoy the serene beauty of a summer morning? The Mercer County Park Commission will host several kayak tours of Mercer Lake in West Windsor this summer, giving the community a chance to experience up close all the wonders nature has to offer.

    06/12/2017 1:28 PM

  • Mercer County seal

    Road Project

    Milling and resurfacing on N. Main St.

    06/09/2017 3:55 PM

  • Jazz Festival flier

    Mercer County Park to host first Jazz Festival

    The Mercer County Park Commission, in cooperation with the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation, is excited to announce that the first Mercer County Jazz Festival at the Festival Grounds will be held Saturday, July 8, from noon to 8 p.m. Come out to Mercer County Park to enjoy a mix of contemporary, big band and bebop jazz.

    06/09/2017 3:46 PM

  • Summer Nature Camp

    Park Commission announces summer nature camps

    The Mercer County Park Commission’s Nature Programs will host thrilling and educational summer camps for children ranging in age from pre-K to eighth grade. The summer camps are developed and instructed by the Park Commission’s team of Naturalists.

    06/09/2017 1:59 PM

  • Common yellowthroat female

    Songbird banding program planned at Fiddler’s Creek Preserve

    On select Sunday mornings this summer, visitors to the Fiddler’s Creek Preserve in Titusville will experience a “behind-the-nets” look at an active field research project. Bird in the Hand: Songbird Banding Program will take place on Sunday, June 11 and 25, and Sunday, July 16 and 30, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    06/08/2017 12:37 PM

  • Lichen Walk at Mercer Meadows

    Explore the lives of lichens at Mercer Meadows

    The Mercer County Park Commission will host lichenologist Dennis Waters on Saturday, June 17, as he unveils the mysterious lichens commonly found throughout our natural world.

    06/07/2017 2:17 PM

  • Inspection Garners perfect score for Trenton-Mercer Airport

    06/05/2017 2:23 PM

  • Mercer County seal

    Mercer County FY2018 History Regrant Forms, Guidelines Available

    Mercer County Executive, Brian M. Hughes, the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the county’s Division of Culture and Heritage announce that application forms and guidelines for the County’s FY18 Mercer County History Regrant program are now available.

    06/05/2017 1:33 PM

  • American flag retirement

    Mercer County to conduct American flag decommissioning ceremony

    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 Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Veterans Park (Klockner Road entrance) in Hamilton Township.

    05/31/2017 12:19 PM

  • Park Commission Campout flier

    Camp out on Baldpate Mountain

    The campfire will be crackling, children laughing and meteors visible in the night sky during the Mercer County Park Commission’s Come Out and Play Campout scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11, to Saturday, Aug. 12, weather permitting. For the first time, families will be able to spend the night on Baldpate Mountain and experience the park like never before.

    05/31/2017 9:57 AM

  • Fishing Day at Spring Lake

    Cast away! Nature center to hold Fishing Day at Spring Lake

    The Tulpehaking Nature Center, a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission, invites families to create their own real-life fish stories on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to noon.

    05/26/2017 9:13 AM

  • 2017 Cultural Festival Flyer - Latino News (schedule)_v2

    Annual Mercer County Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally

    County Executive Brian M. Hughes announces the seventh annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally, celebrating diverse cultures through live music and traditional dance performances, food trucks and biergarten, art demonstrations, heritage crafters, American Indians with handmade tepees, and pony rides and other activities.

    05/23/2017 12:37 PM

  • Veteran section of Greenwood Cemetery

    Hughes, veterans to observe Memorial Day

    Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and area veterans will gather at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 28, in the veteran section at Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton to hold the County’s annual Memorial Day observance.

    05/22/2017 3:35 PM

  • U.S. flag

    Most Mercer County Offices Closed for Memorial Day

    The following County offices will be closed on May 29 and will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30: McDade Administration Building, 640 South Broad St.; Criminal Courthouse, 400 South Warren St.; Office of Mercer County Clerk, 240 West State St.; Civil Courthouse and Office of the County Surrogate, 175 South Broad St.; and Mercer County Connection, Route 33 at Paxson Avenue, Hamilton.

    05/22/2017 2:29 PM

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