Mercer County Executive advises residents to prepare for hurricane season

May 25 marks the start of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is taking this opportunity to advise County residents to plan and prepare for potential tropical storms this summer and fall.

Howell Living History Farm’s “Shear Fun” event, May 3

Howell Living History Farm will hold its 30th Annual “Shear Fun” event on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program features sheep shearing, sheep herding, and related arts, crafts and demonstrations.

Quilting at Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out on May 7

Join quilters Lori Saporito and Cindy Friedman at the Hopewell Train Station for the Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out on May 7 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a fun evening of information and inspiration.

Lawrence Township Public School District launches free smartphone app

The LTPS app features include information available by school or district, calendar, contact numbers including attendance and transportation, character education,PowerSchool Parent Portal sign-in for parents of students in grades five-12, links to social media, photos, athletic site, snippets, videos, and more.

Virginia Bluebells in bloom in Somerset County

Spring is finally here and the beloved Virginia bluebells are creating a spectacular show at Somerset County Park Commission’s Duke Island Park and the Leonard J. Buck Garden.

Somerset County celebrates National Walk at Lunch Day, April 30

“Fitting exercise into your daily routine can make a big difference in your overall health,” said Freeholder Director Scaglione. “I look forward to joining county employees on Wednesday for some lunchtime activity.”

Congregation Kehilat Shalom’s Religious School uses new technology to teach Hebrew

Congregation Kehilat Shalom’s Religious School is allowing its students to bring home their Hebrew studies in a new way. The school typically has 29 Sundays to instill its students with the ability to read and chant Hebrew prayers.

Hopewell Valley Regional School District launches year-long textile drive

Since 2010, Hopewell Valley residents typically anticipate cleaning out their closets every year around Election Day in preparation for the Hopewell Valley Clothing and Textile Drive.

Operation Whitestone conducted by Mercer County

On April 23, Mercer County conducted Operation White Stone, a program to maintain the headstones at the graves of County veterans buried in the Field of Honor section of Greenwood Cemetery.

Lawrence Township to celebrate Diversity Day on May 4

The Lawrence Township Human Relations Committee was founded to help the township celebrate its diversity and to advise the Town Council on cultural affairs.