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  • 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.


  • Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes honored for helping blaze a trail through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships

    (PRINCETON, N.J.) -The Lawrence Hopewell Trail honored Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes with the third annual Trailblazer Award at an event this week- at the D&R Greenway's Johnson Education Center in Princeton.


  • Mercer County Connection to host program on understanding Affordable Care Act

    HAMILTON, N.J.-A free community forum aimed at informing people about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and their new health care choices will be held Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mercer County Connection office in Hamilton.


  • Mercer County touch-a-truck event ready to roll on Sept. 19

    TRENTON, N.J.-The 12th annual Touch-A-Truck event will be Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton.


  • Park Commission offers 'Sensory Night Hike' through Abbott Marshlands

    HAMILTON, N.J.-Come experience all the mysterious and fascinating things that go bump in the nighttime forest. The Tulpehaking Nature Center will hold a "Sensory Night Hike" on Friday, Sept. 18, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. to explore the many adaptations that make our nocturnal wildlife neighbors much better equipped to handle the woods after dark.


  • Mercer County tennis center to host tennis on campus sectional event

    WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - The Mercer County Park Commission is excited to be the host for the United States Tennis Association's Tennis on Campus Sectional Championships on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • Mercer County, West Windsor announce preservation of 35 acres

    TRENTON, N.J.-Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh announced today the preservation of 35 acres on Route 571 in West Windsor. The property, which has regional significance, is located along the Big Bear Brook greenway that is a part of the West Windsor Greenbelt. The West Windsor Planning Board adopted the Greenbelt Plan in 1977 and implementation of the Greenbelt has been a key element of Township land planning. The preservation of this property, which will link preserved lands east and west of the Big Bear Brook, is also consistent with the Open Space Preservation Element of the Mercer County Master Plan as a regional cooperative open space project and green corridor.


  • West Windsor Reaps rewards of Mercer at play grant program

    TRENTON, N.J.-Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes has announced that West Windsor Township is the latest municipality to benefit from the Mercer at Play program with a $224,250 County grant for Phases 3 and 4 of the township's Duck Pond Park development on Meadow Road, half of the total $448,500 County grant for the project.


  • Clerk Sollami Covello announces extended office hours for Vote-by-Mail voters and new changes to the vote-by-mail law


  • 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.


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