Hopewell Public Library to sponsor spring wildflower hike, April 19

On Saturday, April 19, the Hopewell Public Library is sponsoring a spring wildflower hike from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Local environmentalists Rachel Mackow and Jared Rosenbaum will lead an informative and educational exploration of the emerging springtime growth of the Sourlands.

Lawrenceville resident delivers research presentation at Mount David Summit

Bates College student Madeline Smit of Lawrenceville, delivered a researched-based presentation at this year’s Mount David Summit, the college’s annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement held in late March.

Mercer County offers assistance to first-time home buyers

Owning a home is a big part of the American dream and Mercer County would like to help families achieve that dream through Mercer County First-Time Homebuyer Program workshops.

Somerset County to hold free record-shredding events for residents throughout April

The Somerset County Board of Freeholders and the county’s Records Management Division will be sponsoring 11 “Operation Secure Shred” events throughout the county for residents, starting April 12.

Sunday, April 6, “Looking for Signs of Spring”

On Sunday, April 6 at 10 a.m. interested residents will meet at the 1860 House parking lot at 124 Montgomery Road in Skillman to search for the first signs of spring behind the 1860 House and in the woods and fields behind Stonebridge. This will be the first in the Sunday in Parks series.

Saturday morning children’s programs at Terhune Orchards

This Saturday, April 5, the farm animals get ready for spring.

Hopewell Township Police Department cracks down on cellphone use while driving

Hopewell Township residents should think twice now more than ever before trying to send a quick text or chat on the phone while driving. The state’s office of Law and Public Safety has announced a Distracted Driver Crackdown through April 20.

Hopewell Township will see farmland assessment changes

On April 1, Deborah Fox, Hopewell Township tax assessor, presented a detailed explanation of the changes in policy and what local farmers can expect.

Lawrence Township Council unanimously introduces 2014 municipal budget

The council unanimously introduced this year’s budget at the April 1 meeting. The budget of $43.1 million represents a $347,858 decrease from last year. The municipal tax rate is 52.7 cents per $100 of assessed home value, which is a 43-cent decrease from last year’s municipal tax rate of 94 cents.

Somerset County ranked second healthiest in the state

Somerset County has recently been ranked the second healthiest county in New Jersey in an annual nationwide survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The county had been ranked third for the past four years.