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  • Mercer County to host Electronics Recycling, Document Shredding event

    TRENTON, N.J.-The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host an Electronic Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for County residents who wish to recycle electronics.


  • Discover nature with Mercer County's 'Just a Hike' program

    HAMILTON, N.J.--Enjoy the spectacular show Mother Nature puts on as summer slips into fall and Mercer County Naturalist Jenn Rogers leads you on "Just a Hike." These Friday afternoon hikes are a great way to spend time outdoors connecting with the natural world around you.


  • Freeholder unanimously pass Anti Puppy Mill Resolution


  • Mercer seeks nominations for woman of Achievement Award

    TRENTON, N.J.-The Mercer County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its 2016 Woman of Achievement and Young Woman of Achievement awards program. The Commission, which was established in 1976 to support the development of policies and programs for Mercer County women, is accepting nominations for these awards until Wednesday, Nov. 20.


  • Most Mercer County offices closed for Veterans Day

    TRENTON, N.J.-Most Mercer County offices and facilities will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in observance of Veterans Day.


  • Hughes urges Veterans to make military documents available to family members

    TRENTON, N.J.-Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes reminds veterans of the importance of being able to access their discharge documents, which are needed to secure burial and other veteran benefits.


  • Mercer County to honor veterans at Nov.8 ceremony

    TRENTON, N.J.-The public is invited to attend a Veterans Day ceremony presented by Mercer County Veteran Services in conjunction with the Mercer County Veterans Council. The event will take place Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at noon at Catholic War Veterans Post 417, 301 Grand St., Trenton.


  • Prepping your yard for winter wildlife

    HAMILTON, N.J.-Autumn determines life or death for our wildlife neighbors as they prepare for a long and cold winter. Survival depends on their ability to gather all they will need to outlast the frost. On Sunday, Nov. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Tulpehaking Nature Center will host a fun and informative workshop filled with tips for how you can help these busy little creatures prepare for the quiet months.


  • Mercer County Ice Skating Center opens for season Nov. 7

    WEST WINDSOR, N.J.-For a fun, affordable activity just right for people of all ages, look no further than Mercer County's Public Ice Skating Center, which opens for the 2015-16 season Saturday, Nov. 7. The Skating Center, located in Mercer County Park in West Windsor, is open to the public seven days a week during the operating season, which runs from Nov. 7 to March 12.


  • Have an awesome autumn at Baldpate Mountain fall mini nature camp

    HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J.-Was the week of nature camp one of your child's favorite pieces of summer? Give them the chance to enjoy a little bit of summer this fall! The Mercer County Park Commission will host a Fall Mini Nature Camp at Baldpate Mountain during fall break in early November. This all-day camp for children in grades 3-5 will take place Nov. 5 and 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain in Hopewell Township.


  • Mercer County conducting holiday meal donation drive for veterans

    TRENTON, N.J. - The holiday season has arrived, and Mercer County Veteran Services is conducting its annual donation drive to help veterans and their families enjoy the comforts of a hot meal on each holiday.


  • Mercer County riders excel at horse show

    PENNINGTON, N.J.-Students of the Mercer Meadows Equestrian Center were very successful at the Special Olympics of New Jersey/HRH of New Jersey Horse Show on Oct. 17. Seven students from the center's Therapeutic Riding Program made up the team: Victoria Hamm, James Marino, Luke and Erik Nolte, Delaney O'Connell, Nicole Patnick and Anthony Ratliff. Between the seven riders, 33 ribbons and medals were won: 15 first place, nine second place, three third place, three fourth place, two fifth place and one seventh place. Victoria Hamm, who made her first appearance at the event, was named the show's overall High Point Winner.


  • Most Mercer County offices closed for Election Day

    TRENTON, N.J.-Most Mercer County offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in observance of Election Day.


  • Annual corn harvest planned at Howell Living History Farm

    HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J.-A classic scene from America's past will be recreated at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, Oct. 31, when the fields of ripening corn are harvested by hand, by farmers and visitors.


  • County Executive advises residents to prepare for potential storm

    TRENTON, N.J.-With Tropical Storm Joaquin having taken on hurricane status, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is advising residents to prepare now for potential weather-related power outages, localized flooding and wind damage this weekend.


  • Tulpehaking Nature Center to host program on spooky and spectacular wildlife

    HAMILTON, N.J.-This time of year it isn't only ghosts and goblins that slink through the night, so do coyotes, owls and bats! Learn about our local nocturnal wildlife and their role in keeping a healthy habitat in a live animal presentation on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. Mercer County Naturalist and Wildlife Center staff will lead this program dedicated to all the creepy critters that go bump in the night.


  • Calling all birders: Mercer County Naturalist to lead 'Early Bird Walks'

    HAMILTON, N.J.--Have you ever lain in bed in the morning listening to the birds singing outside your window and wondered what kind of birds they are? Well, get out of bed and get on the trails to find out! Mercer County Naturalist Jenn Rogers will lead "Early Bird Walks" on select Tuesday mornings throughout the autumn season.


  • Basket Weaving, broom making and blacksmithing at Howell Farm

    HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J.-The sights and sounds of trades that were once essential in rural communities like Pleasant Valley, New Jersey, will come to life at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, Oct. 24 when a basket weaver, broom maker and blacksmith put their tools and skills to work.


  • Mercer County Naturalist plans fall foliage hike at Abbott Marshlands

    HAMILTON, N.J.-One of the best parts of living in New Jersey is the spectacular show put on every year as summer fades into fall and the local landscape is painted in autumn hues. As amazing as it is to observe, the science and reason behind this seasonal transformation is even more impressive. Join the Mercer County Naturalist staff as they lead a hike to explore and educate participants about the changing fall foliage on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.


  • County Executive advises residents to conserve water

    TRENTON, N.J.-Rainfall has been scarce the past few months in the Northeast, including Mercer County, and our scorched lawns and early fall leaves are just one symptom. As a result of the lack of rain and dwindling water supply, Mercer County is among 12 New Jersey counties that have been issued a "drought watch" by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.


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