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  • columbus day

    County of Mercer: what's open/closed on Columbus Day

    Most Mercer County government offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in observance of Columbus Day.

    10/11/2019 3:23 PM

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    Howell Farm's John Phillips kitchen opens with new programming

    Schoolchildren and other visitors will find something new at Howell Living History Farm this fall, when the recently renovated John Phillips House opens for programs in open-hearth cooking, gristmill interpretation and life in the days when oxen plowed the fields of Pleasant Valley.

    10/09/2019 4:39 PM

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    Learn how to stay safe in case of fire

    As Fire Prevention Week approaches, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is taking this opportunity to advise County residents to have an escape plan in the event of a home fire.

    10/03/2019 11:19 AM

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    Home energy assistance available to eligible Mercer County residents

    Mercer County’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allows individuals meeting various income qualifications to apply for bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance and energy-related home repairs.

    09/30/2019 1:58 PM

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    Celebrate the Delaware at Trenton River Days Fair

    The Trenton River Days Fair, a free environmental education event to build awareness, appreciation and support for the Delaware River, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Riverwalk Park in Trenton.

    09/25/2019 4:21 PM

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    Drop off hazardous waste, used electronics on Sept. 28

    The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, for County residents who would like to recycle common residential chemical wastes or used electronics.

    09/23/2019 1:50 PM

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    Howell Farm Corn Maze opens this weekend

    The maze this year celebrates nursery rhymes, rhyming games and poems that many people know. Maze-goers who find all the puzzle pieces will be able to solve its three-way board game, which forms a map of the maze.

    09/20/2019 3:49 PM

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    Mercer County offers assistance to first-time homebuyers

    A workshop explaining Mercer County's First-Time Homebuyer Program will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Free Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton.

    09/19/2019 12:17 PM

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    County Library celebrates Summer Reading success

    Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced the successful completion of the Mercer County Library System 2019 Summer Reading Program, which engaged children and young adults in inspired and innovative ways that promoted reading, library use and the joy of lifelong learning.

    09/03/2019 4:32 PM

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    Full Moon Bike Ride set for Sept. 14

    On Saturday, September 14, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail will host the sixth annual Full Moon Bike Ride in Mercer Meadows, featuring a ride through “Asteroid Alley” with twinkling lights in the tree canopy, live music, a campfire, and more.

    08/29/2019 4:49 PM

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    Master Gardeners to hold annual Insect Festival

    Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will sponsor the 2019 Insect Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township. The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free, and on-site parking is available.

    08/28/2019 7:03 PM

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    County of Mercer: what's open/closed on Labor Day

    Most Mercer County government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day, but some facilities will remain open to the public.

    08/27/2019 5:02 PM

  • Plowing Match

    Howell Farm ready for annual Plowing Match

    Howell Living History Farm will hold its 36th annual Plowing Match on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eight teams of draft animals from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York are entered in the match, which tests the performance of farmers and their horse teams.

    08/27/2019 3:53 PM

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    Freeholders Donate Back-to-School Supplies to HomeFront

    As summer rolls to an end, students and their parents in the Mercer County area are gearing up for the school year by gathering books and other school supplies. Sadly, not every family has the means to shop off the back-to-school lists provided by area schools.

    08/23/2019 10:58 AM

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    County to replace bridge on Washington Crossing-Pennington Road

    The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will start the replacement of the bridge on Washington Crossing-Pennington Road (County Route 546) over Woolsey Brook in Hopewell Township on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The structure is located between Scotch Road and Bear Tavern Road.

    08/19/2019 4:42 PM

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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