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Pedal Under the Stars at the Full Moon Bike Ride

July 4, 2022

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Enjoy biking under the stars during the six-mile Full Moon Bike Ride of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT). 

The Full Moon Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, July 9 between 8:00p.m and 10:30p.m. in Mercer Meadows beginning at Rosedale Lake. Attendees should use the entrance to the park on Federal City Road, between Blackwell Road and Old ...

Ten Facts About Independence Day You May Not Know

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the “author” ...

Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band Gets Ready to Boogie in Mercer County Park

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission's Friday Night Summer Concert Series will begin on July 8 with The Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band headlining R & B Night. 

Doors will open at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor at 6:00 p.m.

Concert attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and sealed bottles of ...

Hamilton Elementary Students Among 5 Winners in Mercer County Poster Contest

TRENTON, NJ -- A student at Hamilton Township's University Heights Elementary School is among the five winners of the 2022 “County Government Month” poster contest announced on Thursday by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. 

Kayleigh Hughes, a student at University Heights Elementary School, along with Ben Hofmann, from Parkway Elementary ...

L.E.A.D Festival to Open at Mercer County Park with Country Band Concerts, Carnival Rides

WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The annual L.E.A.D. Fest State Fair will return to Mercer County Park for a week of food, rides and entertainment by the Roots & Boots Tour and Southern Rock Fest during the 11-day event. 

The Fair, hosted by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.) to benefit community education programs focused on the dangers of drugs and ...

Show Off Your Art Skills: Enter the Mercer County Senior Art Show

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- The Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage and the Office on Aging is now accepting submissions for the annual Mercer County Senior Art Show.

The exhibit will feature works of art created by Mercer County residents over the age of 60 within the past three years, and not previously entered in a Mercer County Senior Art Show or the State Senior Art ...

All the Fun (and Photos) at the Robbinsville Community Festival!

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville's Community Festival once again that showed off all that the community had to offer from local businesses and non-profit organizations to township services with the added fun of rides, food and music for all to enjoy on Saturday.

A little drizzle didn't dampen the spirits or the fun of the Festival that had been on hiatus for two years because of the ...

Play Old Time Baseball at Living History Farm

HOPEWELL, NJ -- Take a step back in time this weekend while enjoying America's favorite pastime as the Howell Living History Farm hosts an Old Time Baseball Game in the sprawling fields at the farm. 

The Game will be played between 10:00a.m. and 4:00p.m on Saturday, June 11 at the Howell Living History Farm located at 700 Woodens Lane in Hopewell. Parking and admission are free.

At ...

Robbinsville Celebrates Pride Month in Style

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Community members came together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and their allies on Saturday afternoon for the second annual Pride Month event hosted by the Robbinsville Democratic Club. 

The program held at PJ’s Pancake House & Tavern in Robbinsville included student speakers from Robbinsville High School’s Genders and Sexualities Alliance ...

For the 150th Year Groveville-Yardville Memorial Day Parade Honors Fallen Heroes

HAMILTON, NJ -- A sense of community, tradition, and celebration came alive on Memorial Day when neighbors and friends gathered once again along the sides of South Broad and Main Streets in the Groveville-Yardville borough of Hamilton Township to celebrate the 150th anniversary of their parade. 

For the first time ever, six parishes in Hamilton Township rang their bells at 8:30a.m.

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5 Healthy Recipes for Your Backyard Barbecue

When you think of a classic American summer, three things come to mind—the Fourth of July, swimming pools, and, of course, barbecues. There are hundreds of different kinds of meat to cook (even more vegetarian alternatives) and thousands of recipes you can create from the comfort of your own grill.

But, this beloved tradition is particularly partial to high-calorie, meaty ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

Annual Mercer County 4-H Fair to Return July 30-31

July 5, 2022

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Mark your calendar for the return of the two-day annual Mercer County 4-H Fair that will bring the best of animals, food and fun to the community for the 103rd year. 

The Mercer County 4-H Fair will be held on Saturday, July 30 between 10:00a.m and 8:00p.m. and Sunday, July 31 between 10:00a.m and 4:00p.m, at Howell Living History Farm located ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, July 8, 6:00 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds , West Windsor Township

R&B Night: Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute

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Fri, July 15, 6:00 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds, West Windsor Township

Dance Night: Epic Soul

A Change to No Change: George Washington Bridge Going to Cashless Tolls

June 13, 2022

NEW JERSEY -  Cash toll collections on the George Washington Bridge will be eliminated as of July 10, 2022, announced The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

A new electronic tolling system will feature overhead gantries that will capture license plate images by overhead cameras, and a bill for the toll amount will then be sent by mail.

The new system aims to eliminate the ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

June 16, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Proposed by Governor, Leading Lawmakers

June 22, 2022

RED BANK, NJ -- While summer break has just started for most students, Governor Phil Murphy and state lawmakers are looking ahead to the beginning of the next school year by pushing for a "Back-to-School" Sales Tax holiday that they touted Wednesday morning as a way to ease the financial burden of student supplies.

Murphy along with Senate President Nick Scutari (D-Union) and ...

RWJ Hamilton offers a “FREE” community education program, “You only have one heart: a guide to elective angioplasty.”

July 6, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ  – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) offers a “FREE” community education program, “You only have one heart: a guide to elective angioplasty.” An elective, or non-emergent, angioplasty procedure is sometimes referred to as percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).

The event offers an opportunity for the ...

‘She Trusted Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s Neuroscience Program’

HAMILTON, NJ - A NURSE IN NEED OF A ‘VERY BIG’ SPINE SURGERY CHOOSES CARE CLOSE TO HOME.

Marcia* of Burlington didn’t know what to make of the pain she felt in her neck. It started mild but gradually got worse. Was it an injury from lifting? As a 61-year-old neurology nurse working in New York City, Marcia often needed to assist patients on the job. Doctors she consulted ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Fireworks Can Be Ruff for Pets: How to Keep Them Safe This 4th of July

July 1, 2022

HAMILTON NJ — While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert which reports that there is a 30 to 60 percent increase in lost pets at animal shelters ...

JOINT STATEMENT ON RULING BY FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

"Today, we were notified that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is going to file an administrative complaint and has authorized a suit in federal court to block our proposed transaction that would have enabled us to build the first premier academic medical center in New Jersey to increase services and provide better access to such care for New Jersey residents.  We are ...

The Value of Deep Listening: 5 Tips to Hone Your Skills

Recently I attended the funeral of a dear man from my writing group. I knew Bob as someone who was passionate about specific moments in history. His most recent book about the Revolutionary War, would amaze us with the voices of young minutemen recounting battles from their hospital beds. I also experienced Bob as kindhearted, but it was his grandson’s eulogy that was a ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...