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  • Summer-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, whose 2020 camp lineup includes a new addition.

    01/16/2020 1:12 PM

  • MLK Day

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day: what's open/closed

    Most Mercer County government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    01/16/2020 11:19 AM

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    Koontz Unanimously Approved to Chair Freeholder Board in 2020

    On Friday, January 3, the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders ushered in 2020 by holding their annual Reorganization Meeting and selected new leadership for the upcoming year.

    01/06/2020 9:17 AM

  • Wreath

    Christmas and New Year's holidays: what's open/closed

    Most Mercer County government offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, in observance of Christmas, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, for New Year’s observance, although some will remain open or have modified hours.

    12/19/2019 3:36 PM

  • ShineInspire

    Freeholder Board Teams with Shine and Inspire Closet for Annual Donation Drive

    The Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced a partnership with Mercer County non-profit Shine and Inspire for their annual winter donation drive. The Freeholders will be collecting personal hygiene products, school supplies, non-perishable food, and clothing.

    12/16/2019 10:00 AM

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    Freeholders Approve over $350,000 in Spending for Human Service’s Programs and Care

    On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved a series of resolutions totaling more than $350,000 which will go toward human services programs and care that will benefit Mercer County residents.

    12/09/2019 10:00 AM

  • Winter duck walk

    Winter Duck Walks planned in Roebling Park

    Find out why so many waterfowl are flocking to the Abbott Marshlands by joining the Nature Programs during their Winter Duck Walks in Roebling Park at Spring Lake. This free program will take place on Sunday, Dec. 15, Sunday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.

    12/03/2019 4:28 PM

  • Cooper's hawk

    Learn more about wildlife in Mercer County

    Afternoon lectures presented by wildlife experts will be held on select Saturdays and Sundays this winter at the Tulpehaking Nature Center.

    12/03/2019 12:54 PM

  • Pearl Harbor Day

    Mercer to mark anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

    On Sunday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m., Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes will welcome veterans and other members of the Greater Mercer County community to a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, which happened on Dec. 7, 1941.

    11/26/2019 4:26 PM

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    Thanksgiving holiday: what's open/closed

    Most Mercer County government offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving, although some will remain open or have modified hours.

    11/26/2019 2:46 PM

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    Nature Programs to host #OptOutside on Black Friday

    The Mercer County Park Commission and REI movement to #OptOutside continues this year on Friday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free activities at Roebling Park, Mercer Meadows and Baldpate Mountain.

    11/21/2019 11:15 AM

  • ElectricCar

    Freeholders Call on Legislature to Expand Charging Infrastructure and Rebates for Electric Vehicle Owners

    On Thursday, November 14, The Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved a resolution supporting Assembly Bill 4819. The Board urges New Jersey’s legislature to pass the bill as quickly as possible to expand charging infrastructure and rebates for electric vehicle owners

    11/14/2019 8:22 PM

  • Veterans Day

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

    Most Mercer County government offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

    11/08/2019 10:52 AM

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    Mercer County completes Rogers House Constructed Ruin project

    The Mercer County Park Commission has completed work on the John Rogers House Constructed Ruin in Mercer County Park. Built in 1761, the Rogers House is believed to be the oldest existing structure in West Windsor Township.

    11/07/2019 11:49 AM

  • Dam Site 21

    Park Commission to host final Dam Site 21 public meeting

    The Mercer County Park Commission will hold a third meeting on the development of Dam Site 21 on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor.

    11/06/2019 11:31 AM

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    Master Gardeners to present program 'Attracting Birds to Your Garden'

    The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will present the program “Attracting Birds to Your Garden” on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing.

    11/01/2019 4:05 PM

  • Vote2

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

    Most Mercer County government offices and facilities will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in observance of Election Day.

    11/01/2019 3:03 PM

  • Recycling

    Nature center hosting recycling drive through November

    Throughout the month of November, the Mercer County Park Commission’s Tulpehaking Nature Center will be collecting tough-to-recycle items that would normally end up in a landfill in partnership with the Mercer County Special Services School District, Soles4Souls and Trex.

    10/31/2019 11:10 AM

  • Shredder

    Mercer County to host document shredding Nov. 2

    The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a document shredding event for County residents on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parking Lot 4 at 651 South Broad St., across from the County Administration Building in Trenton.

    10/29/2019 11:31 AM