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  • Thanksgiving clip art

    Most Mercer County offices to be closed for Thanksgiving holiday

    Most Mercer County offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving, although some will remain open or have modified hours.

    11/19/2018 11:56 AM

  • Haiku at nature center

    Trenton youth express / their stories of watershed / at nature center

    A reception and open house will be held Nov. 17 at the Tulpehaking Nature Center to kick off a public art exhibit showcasing more than 200 haikus that express local residents' personal stories and impressions about the Delaware River.

    11/09/2018 2:49 PM

  • Veterans Day image

    Most Mercer County offices to be closed for Veterans Day

    The following County offices will be closed Nov. 12: McDade Administration Building, Criminal Courthouse, County Clerk's Office, Civil Courthouse, Office of the County Surrogate, Board of Social Services, One-Stop Career Center, Cooperative Extension, County Connection, most library system branches.

    11/08/2018 12:17 PM

  • Veterans

    Mercer County to honor veterans at Nov. 11 ceremony

    Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes will join with other County and local officials to give recognition and appreciation to the many County residents who have served in America’s armed forces.

    11/07/2018 3:08 PM

  • OptOutside program

    Park Commission to host #OptOutside on Black Friday

    #OptOutside will take place on Friday, Nov. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roebling Park, Mercer Meadows and Baldpate Mountain.

    11/05/2018 2:38 PM

  • Election Day

    Most Mercer County offices to be closed for Election Day

    The following County offices will be closed Nov. 6: McDade Administration Building, Criminal Courthouse, County Clerk's Office, Civil Courthouse, Office of the County Surrogate, Board of Social Services, One-Stop Career Center, Cooperative Extension, County Connection, most library system branches.

    11/02/2018 2:21 PM

  • Holiday meal drive

    Annual holiday meal donation drive for veterans under way

    Mercer County’s Division of Veteran Services accepts monetary donations that go toward the purchase of ShopRite gift cards veterans can use to purchase holiday meals.

    11/02/2018 12:32 PM

  • Norm Fesmire painting

    Eight Mercer residents win honors at NJ Senior Art Show

    The 20 Mercer County residents participating in the 52nd annual New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show took home nine awards, including Best in Show in the Professional division and four first-place honors.

    11/02/2018 11:19 AM

  • Skating

    Mercer County Ice Skating Center open for season starting Nov. 5

    The public Ice Skating Center in Mercer County Park is open to the public seven days a week during the operating season, which runs from Nov. 5, 2018 to March 15, 2019.

    10/31/2018 4:13 PM

  • Corn maze 2

    Howell Farm corn maze offers extended hours Nov. 3 and 4

    Howell Farm's 4-acre corn maze will be open Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, giving fall fun-seekers one last chance to solve its puzzle. On both days, maze entry comes with a hayride ticket that takes

    10/31/2018 11:39 AM

  • Lenape artifacts

    Nature center to host stone-working workshop

    Make an amulet necklace at the Mercer County Park Commission's "Ancient Technologies" program on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Tulpehaking Nature Center.

    10/29/2018 2:22 PM

  • Owl banding

    Park Commission to host Saw-whet Owl Banding Program

    Join the Mercer County Park Commission’s team of trained owl banders at the Historic Hunt Barn on select evenings this fall to learn more about one of nature’s most elusive and best-hidden birds.

    10/23/2018 12:15 PM

  • Shredder

    Mercer County to host document shredding event Nov. 3

    This event is open to Mercer County residents only. Up to eight boxes or bags of paper may be discarded.

    10/17/2018 4:52 PM

  • Twin Pine squadron CAP

    Local Civil Air Patrol squadron receives national award

    The Twin Pine Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), based at Trenton-Mercer Airport, has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s National Squadron of Distinction for 2018, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced.

    10/11/2018 12:25 PM

  • MClogo green-yellow

    Park Commission to conduct deer management program at Mercer County Park

    The Mercer County Park Commission will conduct a deer management program at Mercer County Park on select days from Oct. 27, 2018, through Feb. 16, 2019. A public information session regarding the hunt will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center beginning at 7 p.m.

    10/09/2018 3:57 PM

  • MClogo green-yellow

    Home energy assistance available to eligible Mercer County residents

    The 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.

    10/05/2018 2:09 PM

  • Old-time auction

    Howell Farm to hold old-time barn auction

    An old-time barn auction will be held at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items made by the farm’s blacksmiths, restoration carpenters, bakers and sewing guild, and much more, will be included in the auction.

    10/04/2018 4:06 PM

  • Howell Farm corn maze

    Howell Farm Corn Maze open weekends through October

    Navigate the pathways of Howell Farm’s Corn Maze this month with team building, trivia and crossword puzzles. Visitors will search for map pieces and clues to complete a number of challenges throughout the 4-acre maze.

    10/03/2018 12:43 PM

  • MClogo green-yellow

    Most Mercer County offices to be closed for Columbus Day

    The following County offices will be closed Oct. 8: McDade Administration Building, Criminal Courthouse, Office of the County Clerk, Civil Courthouse, Office of the County Surrogate, Board of Social Services, One-Stop Career Center, Cooperative Extension, County Connection, County Library System.

    10/02/2018 4:23 PM

  • Wildlife Center anniversary

    Oct. 4 celebration to mark Wildlife Center's 35th anniversary

    The event will honor Joseph Schmeltz, founding Director of the Mercer County Wildlife Center, and Diane Nickerson, current Director.

    09/28/2018 12:44 PM

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