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  • Birds in Art at Nature Center

    Tulpehaking Nature Center to host ‘Birds in Art’ workshop

    In this July 15 workshop, artist Susan Hoenig will guide parents and children in the use of paints, oil pastels and collage materials as they create their own fantasy bird sculptures.

    07/06/2017 2:50 PM

  • Howell Farm barn dance

    Howell Farm to host summer barn dance

    Dancers and toe tappers of all ages are invited to join the fun at Howell Living History Farm on Friday, July 7, when the Jugtown Mountain String Band teams up with caller Sue Dupre during the farm’s annual summer barn dance.

    07/06/2017 10:23 AM

  • Evening hayrides at Howell Farm

    Howell Farm plans Saturday evening hayrides

    The Mercer County Park Commission will offer Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Farm on July 8, 15 and 22 from 5 to 8 p.m.

    07/05/2017 11:34 AM

  • County 4-H steam engine

    Mercer County 4-H encourages general public to enter 99th annual 4-H Fair

    Have you perfected a new skill or hobby this year? Maybe you started a project a while back and have finally finished it. Well, bring it over to the 99th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair and the coveted Blue Ribbon could be yours! This year the fair will be celebrated July 29-30 at the Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township.

    06/30/2017 2:22 PM

  • Mercer County seal

    Most Mercer County offices to be closed for Independence Day

    The following County offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, and will reopen for business on Wednesday, July 5: McDade Administration Building, Criminal Courthouse, Office of Mercer County Clerk, Civil Courthouse and Office of the County Surrogate, Mercer County Connection and all branches of the Mercer County Library System.

    06/29/2017 10:56 AM

  • Summer Ice Cream Party at Howell Farm

    Howell Living History Farm invites the public to enjoy an old fashioned “ice cream party” on Saturday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured activities include music, wagon rides, games, contests, a children’s craft program and lots of ice cream making and eating.

    06/27/2017 1:08 PM

  • Wheat Harvest at Howell Farm

    It’s wheat harvest time at Howell Living History Farm

    The most scenic of Howell Living History Farm's harvesting operations will take place on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when farmers cut and shock this year’s crop of winter wheat.

    06/19/2017 9:12 AM

  • Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Hurricane Season

    Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is urging County residents to prepare and plan for potential storms this summer and fall.

    06/15/2017 3:16 PM

  • Fire Academy equipment demonstration

    Mercer County dedicates new training equipment for Fire Academy

    Significant improvements to the safety and quality of training equipment at Mercer County’s John T. Dempster Sr. Fire Service Training Center were celebrated at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony June 12.

    06/15/2017 10:57 AM

  • Dairy Day at Howell Farm

    Howell Farm to hold annual Dairy Day on June 17

    Throughout the day, visitors can meet milking goats, see a cow and calf, and help farmers make cheese, butter and ice cream.

    06/12/2017 3:40 PM

  • Mercer County seal

    Mercer County offers assistance to first-time homebuyers

    Mercer will offer a First-Time Homebuyer Program workshop on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence.

    06/12/2017 3:14 PM

  • Fresh produce

    Mercer County offers checks for fresh produce to qualifying older adults

    Representatives from the Mercer County Nutrition Office will offer the checks on Friday, June 23, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 930 Spruce St., Lawrence.

    06/12/2017 2:11 PM

  • Kayak tours of Mercer Lake

    Park Commission offering kayak tours of Mercer Lake

    Are you looking for a peaceful and relaxing way to spend some time outside and enjoy the serene beauty of a summer morning? The Mercer County Park Commission will host several kayak tours of Mercer Lake in West Windsor this summer, giving the community a chance to experience up close all the wonders nature has to offer.

    06/12/2017 1:28 PM

  • Mercer County seal

    Road Project

    Milling and resurfacing on N. Main St.

    06/09/2017 3:55 PM

  • Jazz Festival flier

    Mercer County Park to host first Jazz Festival

    The Mercer County Park Commission, in cooperation with the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation, is excited to announce that the first Mercer County Jazz Festival at the Festival Grounds will be held Saturday, July 8, from noon to 8 p.m. Come out to Mercer County Park to enjoy a mix of contemporary, big band and bebop jazz.

    06/09/2017 3:46 PM

  • Summer Nature 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.

    06/09/2017 1:59 PM

  • Common yellowthroat female

    Songbird banding program planned at Fiddler’s Creek Preserve

    On select Sunday mornings this summer, visitors to the Fiddler’s Creek Preserve in Titusville will experience a “behind-the-nets” look at an active field research project. Bird in the Hand: Songbird Banding Program will take place on Sunday, June 11 and 25, and Sunday, July 16 and 30, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    06/08/2017 12:37 PM

  • Lichen Walk at Mercer Meadows

    Explore the lives of lichens at Mercer Meadows

    The Mercer County Park Commission will host lichenologist Dennis Waters on Saturday, June 17, as he unveils the mysterious lichens commonly found throughout our natural world.

    06/07/2017 2:17 PM

  • Inspection Garners perfect score for Trenton-Mercer Airport

    06/05/2017 2:23 PM

  • Mercer County seal

    Mercer County FY2018 History Regrant Forms, Guidelines Available

    Mercer County Executive, Brian M. Hughes, the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the county’s Division of Culture and Heritage announce that application forms and guidelines for the County’s FY18 Mercer County History Regrant program are now available.

    06/05/2017 1:33 PM

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