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  • New Jersey's older artists showcase excellence

    EAST WINDSOR, N.J.-The 2015 New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show, which opened Sept. 24 at Meadow Lakes Senior Living, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, will remain on display, open to the public, through Wednesday, Oct. 28. This is the 49th annual State Senior Art show, and features more than 230 works of art by artists over the age of 60, representing 18 of the state's 21 counties.


  • Mercer County to host breakfast seminar on foreign trade zone

    TRENTON, N.J.-Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes invites businesses that import products from international markets to attend a free, informative seminar, "The Mercer County FTZ: International Trade Incentives in the Heart of the Northeast Corridor." The seminar, which includes a continental breakfast, will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake, Mercer County Park in West Windsor.


  • Noted Naturalist, author to present 'Backyard Habitat for Birds' program

    LAWRENCE, N.J.-Pat Sutton, noted New Jersey naturalist and author, will present "Backyard Habitat for Birds (as well as Butterflies, Dragonflies & More!)" on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Public Library. The program is sponsored by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County and is free to the public.


  • County Executive Hughes samples school lunches

    (PRINCETON) - New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today marked National School Lunch Week and Farm to School Month with a visit to Community Park Elementary School to applaud the Princeton School District's efforts to offer students meals that are nutritious and appealing as well as provide New Jersey produce and teach students about agriculture.


  • Most Mercer County offices closed for Columbus Day

    TRENTON, N.J.-Most Mercer County offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in observance of Columbus Day.


  • Mercer Equestrian Center to host foundation Equine's Horse Health Day 2015

    PENNINGTON, N.J.-Foundation Equine Wellness and Performance's Horse Health Day 2015 will be held at the Mercer Meadows Equestrian Center on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • Nature Center to celebrate first birthday with family fun day

    TRENTON, N.J.-The Tulpehaking Nature Center will host an open house celebration of its first birthday on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family for this fun day of activities, live animal presentations, guided trail walks, nature crafts, face painting, food and prizes.


  • County Executive urges everyone to help make internet more secure

    TRENTON, N.J.-October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes invites citizens to join the growing global effort to promote online safety awareness.


  • Mercer County helps people dealing with addiction learn about recovery

    TRENTON, N.J. - Over the past 10 years, statistics show that New Jersey has seen a staggering 700 percent increase in individuals seeking treatment for opioid addictions. It is common knowledge that substance abuse contributes to violence and crime rates, high health-care expenses, and immense emotional costs from individuals and families. This is why finding effective treatment for those who become addicted is so crucial.


  • County Executive Hughes addresses steinert high school's government class

    HAMILTON, N.J.-From his vision for Mercer County to how he reduced the 2015 county budget, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes fielded scores of questions by high school seniors during a guest lecture appearance at the Government and Law Related Experiences, or GALRE, class at Hamilton's Steinert High School Oct. 7.


  • Hughes welcomes signature flight support to Trenton-Mercer Airport

    TRENTON, N.J. -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today welcomed the announced sale of Landmark Aviation to Signature Flight Support. Landmark Aviation is currently the only fixed-base operator (FBO) located at Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN). The transaction is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, and is expected to close in early 2016.


  • Freeholder John Cimino Visits Steinert GALRE Classes


  • Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Underway


  • Mercer County Library Summer Program celebrates big success

    TRENTON, N.J.-Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced the successful completion of the Mercer County Library System 2015 Summer Reading Program, a wonderful opportunity that brings families together over a shared love of books. This summer, 4,362 children and teens participated in the seven-week program, reading more than 66,600 books.


  • Home Energy assistance available to eligible Mercer County residents

    TRENTON, N.J.-Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is reminding residents that assistance is available for energy costs for those who qualify. The County's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), offered in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, allows individuals meeting various income qualifications to apply for bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance and energy-related home repairs.


  • Executive Hughes: Phase 2 of grant-funded airport improvements complete

    TRENTON, N.J. -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today announced that the second phase of a four-phase rehabilitation of Taxiways H, B, and F, was completed at the Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN). When fully completed, Taxiways H, B, and F will be totally reconstructed with new pavement, new lighting, and of course new markings.


  • FAA report: Trenton-Mercer Airport continues to surpass expectations

    TRENTON, N.J.-Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today announced that in a recently released report from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) ranks 19th among the Eastern Region's 59 commercial service airports when it comes to the number of passengers utilizing the facility.


  • Mercer Freeholder Samuel Frisby Speaks to Steinert GALRE Students


  • Mercer County to host household chemical and electronic waste disposal day Sept. 26

    TRENTON, N.J. - The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, for County residents who would like to recycle common residential chemical wastes or used electronics.


  • Entrepreneurship 101 - The training you need before you start your business

    TRENTON, N.J. - The Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability has teamed up with UCEDC, a statewide small business lender and training provider, to offer an intensive six-week workshop for start-up businesses (those in the idea/planning phase or in operation less than a year). The next session of Entrepreneurship 101 will run on Tuesday evenings, from Sept. 29 to Nov. 10, 2015, at the Mercer County Connection, Route 33 at Paxson Avenue in the Acme Shopping Center, Hamilton.


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