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  • 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

  • Hurricane

    County Executive: Prepare for hurricane season

    This week marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is taking this opportunity to advise County residents to plan and prepare for potential storms this summer and fall.

    06/03/2019 4:13 PM

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    Freeholders Unanimously Approve Resolution in Support of Sami’s Law

    05/23/2019 8:00 PM

  • Greenwood Cemetery

    Mercer veterans to observe Memorial Day

    Mercer County’s annual Memorial Day observance will take place Sunday, May 26, at 11 a.m. in the Veteran Section at Greenwood Cemetery, 1800 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton.

    05/16/2019 4:44 PM

  • MGofMC May program -- Amy Ricco

    MCCC’s Amy Ricco to give talk on garden pest management

    The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will present a program, “Managing the Pests in Your Garden and Landscape by Nature’s Signs,” on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

    05/13/2019 3:29 PM

  • Dam Site 21

    Initial ideas presented for Dam Site 21 park plan

    Consultants for Mercer County Park Commission discuss early design concepts at May 9 public meeting.

    05/10/2019 2:07 PM

  • RobbinsvilleSpringGarden

    County, town preserve former golf course property

    Mercer County and Robbinsville Township announce the recent preservation of the 158-acre former Miry Run Golf Course property in Robbinsville, currently known as the Spring Garden Country Club property.

    05/08/2019 5:14 PM

  • Woodens-chicken farm

    Poultryman to give 'Meet the Farmer' talk

    Chicken history will be the focus at Howell Living History Farm on Wednesday, May 15, when poultryman Tom Wooden of Lambertville presents the second program in the “Meet the Farmer” series.

    05/08/2019 12:29 PM

  • South Clinton Avenue bridge

    County reopens South Clinton Avenue bridge

    The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has completed the rehabilitation of the bridge carrying South Clinton Avenue over Assunpink Creek in the City of Trenton. The bridge was reopened to vehicular traffic April 30 on budget.

    05/02/2019 4:41 PM

  • Dam Site 21

    Dam Site 21 park plan meeting set for May 9

    Dam Site 21 is a 370-acre county-owned tract that will be the focus of a series of public meetings to discuss enhancements at the site. The second public meeting will be held Thursday, May 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College.

    05/02/2019 11:29 AM

  • Conceptual Great Western Bikeway

    Grant will fund Mercer County bikeway

    A transportation project is in the works that will make it easier for people to navigate the western part of Mercer County on two wheels, County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced.

    05/01/2019 12:19 PM

  • MClogo green-yellow

    Helping small businesses succeed

    In recognition of National Small Business Week, May 5-11, 2019, I want to ensure that businesses that may be eligible to participate take full advantage of Mercer County’s Set-Aside Program. -- County Executive Brian M. Hughes

    05/01/2019 12:05 PM

  • Sheep shearing

    Howell Farm to offer ‘Shear Fun’ May 4

    Howell Living History Farm will hold its annual “Shear Fun” event on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    04/30/2019 3:58 PM

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    Mercer announces summer youth jobs program

    Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes has announced a summer youth employment program that will provide economically disadvantaged teens and young adults in the County with paid internships and work readiness training.

    04/25/2019 4:34 PM