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Mediterra's Valentine's Day Weekend

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend with Mediterra

Saturday: Valentine’s Day menu offered a la carte & as a four course tasting menu

with optional wine pairing

Sunday: Four course tasting menu only with optional wine pairing

$75 per person includes a glass of sparkling Rosé

Same menu available a la carte Sunday in the Bar only

book your table here or call 609.252.9680 seating is limited

Valentine's Day Menu

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February Spa & Stay Package at The Peacock Inn

Enjoy a romantic Spa and Stay Package at The Peacock Inn and Metropolis Spa & Salon during February!

We are offering (2) exclusive packages for couples. See package options.

Metropolis Spa & Salon, located in Princeton, provides a peaceful haven to restore harmony and balance, cultivating health and well being from within.

The package is available for couples only from Tuesday - Saturday through the month of February.

Please call The Peacock Inn to book your romance package!

 

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Valentine's Day Dine & Stay Package 2016 at The Peacock Inn

Make it a memorable Valentine's Day this year and treat your loved one to an intimate dinner & overnight stay at Princeton's exclusive fine dining restaurant & luxury boutique hotel!

We are offering a Valentine's Day Dine & Stay Package starting at $599++! This package includes an overnight stay in our 16-room luxury boutique hotel, 3-course dinner for two at one of the top fine dining restaurants in New Jersey, bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne & chocolate covered strawberries in the guest room, and wake up to a continental breakfast for two.

Package Dates: 2/13/16 & 2/14/16

We look forward to celebrating Valentine's Day with you and your loved one! Please call the Front Desk for additional information on pricing and they will assist you in booking your reservation.

 

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Valentine Dining Options at Mistral

Mistral is offering a variety of options for lovers. On Friday, February 12th, choose between their a la carte dinner menu or enjoy their Valentine’s Weekend four-course, prix-fixe menu available through February 14, with optional wine pairing; $85; wine pairing an additional $49. The Mistral Bar will be open for small bites, lunch, dinner and cocktails on Saturday. Brunch will be served on Sunday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Dinner from 3 to 10 PM. Reservations: 609-880-8808.

 

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FREE Tax Filing AARP Tax-Aide to Hopewell Valley Residents

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available to help Hopewell Valley residents prepare their 2015 tax returns and answer tax questions. Appointments will be available between 1:30pm and 4:30pm on the following dates: February 24, March 9, March 30, and April 6.

This service is provided by local AARP volunteers with special attention to residents age 60 and over. Residents are asked to bring all relevant financial information and tax forms to their appointments. Appointments are required. Please call (609)737-0605, ext. 668  to make an appointment or for more information. All appointments will be held at the Hopewell Valley Senior Center, 395 Reading St., Pennington.

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Artworks Trenton to Open Three New Exhibitions in March

 
TRENTON, NJ, 2/6/2016 - Artworks Trenton, a leading visual arts center in central New Jersey, is pleased to announce the opening of three new exhibitions in the month of March.
The Main Gallery will host our 3rd Annual Juried Print Exhibition, March 5 - April 2, 2016, with an opening reception on March 5th, from 6-8pm.
Printmakers selected from around the tri-state area will be exhibiting prints created using traditional, hand-pulled media or a hybrid of traditional hand pulled media in this juried exhibition.
Juror: Justin Staller
Justin received his BA from Penn State University, his MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and his MS from Villanova University.  Justin specializes in 'non-toxic" or "green" methods of printmaking that are solvent free and focuses on the manipulation of the photo polymer film ImagOn.  Justin was awarded the Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project from Bowdoin College, has presented at the PMA, The Print and Picture Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Fleisher/Ollman, Second State Press and the Print Center.  Justin has been a member of the collective studio Space 1026 for 10 years and has shown with space at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ICA Philadelphia, 96 Gillespie, Cinders Gallery, and The Print Center.   In addition to his teaching rotation, Justin also works as the Area Representative for the department of Art and Design, and is certified PA state counselor working with D/A clients.  He lives in Fishtown with his son and two cats.
 
The Community Gallery will host "It's All Wood". A series of Landscape and Cityscapes painted completely using wood stains and a Dremel, March 5 - April 2, 2016, with an opening reception on March 5th, from 6-8pm. 
Artist Sean Carney loves to work with unconventional materials. "I have been able to push the limits of wood stain through experimentation. I create washes using water to thin the stain and gain body by adding wood glue to the stain. I love when the viewer is intrigued by the medium, it creates a memorable moment. Sean's paintings look like traditional paintings from a distance but upon further inspection the gauging of the wood becomes more apparent. It is that textural revelation that brings his work to the next level. Sean has also collaborated with Artist Scott Madsen on a few of these pieces. "Scott is a fantastic artist that brings a different flair to our Art." 

 
The ArtLab Gallery will host the Annual Mercer County Youth Art Month, March 5 - April 2, 2016, with an opening reception on March 5th, from 4-6pm.
This exhibition is an Art Showcase of students, elementary to high school, from around Mercer County.  Arts Educator, Lora Durr, is the curator for this exhibition.
            
 
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ARTWORKS TRENTON
Trenton's visual arts center: connecting community, culture and creativity through the arts.
 
ARTWORKS | 609.394.9436 | info@artworkstrenton.org | www.artworkstrenton.org
 
 
 
Artworks, www.artworkstrenton.org, 19 Everett Alley ,at Stockton Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

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Nunsense...A-Men! Returns to New Hope Feb 12 & 13

From left to right: Louis Palena as Sr. Mary Amnesia, Michael Moeller as the Reverend Mother, David Whiteman as Sr. Mary Regina, Damian Bartolacci as Sr. Robert Anne and Jordan Brennan as Sr. Mary Leo in Nunsense...A-men!

 

Don your habits and grab your rulers, the Downtown Performing Arts Center and Curtain Up Productions will present the musical comedy Nunsense...A-men! for three special performances. Scheduled for Friday, February 12 at 7:30 and Saturday, February 13 and 2 pm and 7:30 pm, performances of Nunsense...A-men! will take place at the New Hope Arts Center located at 2 Stockton Avenue in New Hope, PA.

The original Nunsense opened off-Broadway in 1985 and became the second longest running off-Broadway show in musical theatre history, winning Outer Critic Circle Awards for Best Book, Best Music and Best Production. With music, lyrics and book by Dan Goggin, Nunsense...A-men! is all of the fun of the original Nunsense with one slight twist, the characters are portrayed by men! Join the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they put on a talent show to raise money for their order. It seems that Sister Julia, Child of God accidentally killed most of the residents of the convent and it's up to Mother Superior, Sr. Mary Hubert along with Sr. Robert Anne, Sr. Mary Regina, Sr. Mary Leo and Sr. Mary Amnesia to raise the funds to bury the dead Sisters. Nunsense...A-men! promises to entertain audiences of all ages and religions and have audiences rolling in the aisles.

The cast of Nunsense...A-men! includes Louis Palena, Jordan Brennan, David Whiteman, Michael Moeller and Damian Bartolacci. All five actors are known to area theatergoers for their performances at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre over the past six summers. Louis Palena plays Sr. Mary Amnesia and was seen at the Open Air Theatre as Bobby Child in Crazy for You and most recently played the title character in Sweeney Todd. Michael Moeller portrays the Reverend Mother, Sr. Mary Hubert and appeared in the Open Air productions of Gypsy as Herbie and La Cage aux Folles as Zaza/Albin.  Jordan Brennan plays Sr. Mary Leo and made audiences chuckle this past summer as Patsy, the King's faithful manservant in Monty Python's Spamalot while David Whiteman who portrayed King Arthur in the same show will play Sr. Mary Regina. David is known for his annual portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Downtown Performing Arts Center's holiday production of A Christmas Carol. Rounding out the cast, Damian Bartolacci appears as Sr. Robert Anne and is seen annually as Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol.

The Curtain Up Productions and Downtown Performing Arts Center production of Nunsense...A-men! will be performed at the New Hope Arts Center located at 2 Stockton Avenue in New Hope, PA. Performances are scheduled for Friday, February 12 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 13 and 2 pm and 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children age 12 and under and $12 for seniors 65 and older.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.downtownpac.com. All seats are general admission. For more information, directions and more visit www.downtownpac.com

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Flight!, An art exhibit at D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center Feb 8 - April 8

Painting by Angela Petsis

Princeton, N.J. Flight!, an art exhibit at D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, February 8 through April 8, celebrates birds in flight while informing visitors of the significant role that conservation plays in supporting migration. In media such as encaustic, watercolor, fine art photography and aluminum cutouts, artists show the magic of birds in flight. Opening reception: Friday, February 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and third Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Gallery is closed holidays—please call ahead to confirm availability at 609-924-4646   www.drgreenway.org

 

The Garden State is rich with bird life. New Jersey may be small, but its climate and geography provide a great variety of bird habitats across rugged ridges, vast marshes, sandy beaches, pine barrens, protected bays, rich lowlands, grassy meadows and winding rivers. Centrally located at a crossroads of bird migration routes, New Jersey’s diverse habitats support more than 450 bird species including over 200 that breed here, from songbirds to shorebirds, woodpeckers to water birds, hummingbirds to hawks.

“Because of its location along the major migratory path called the Atlantic flyway, New Jersey's natural resources are critical to the survival of our feathered friends,” says D&R Greenway President & CEO Linda Mead. “With help from the Washington Crossing Audubon Society and volunteers, we have been conducting bird inventories on the lands we preserve. An ornithologist has conducted an inventory and found 84 bird species in the Sourland Ecosystem Preserve, including spectacular pileated woodpeckers, scarlet tanagers, hooded warbler and rose-breasted grosbeak. In spring the lovely song of the wood thrush persists throughout the woods. At St. Michaels Farm Preserve, almost 100 species, including 11 species of warbler, the lovely Indigo bunting, rose-breasted grosbeak and scarlet tanager, have been inventoried. Hawks cruise the fields looking for voles and mice, kestrels live in the vicinity of the barn, great blue and little green heron have been seen along the creek and sparrows and finches frequent the fields.”

 

"Birds are more than beautiful, they are bellwethers of environmental health,” says D&R Greenway Gallery Curator Diana Moore. “A robust habitat offers these tiny travelers the nutrients and protection they need to rest during their journeys. The number of endangered species that fly through New Jersey shows us the importance of conservation to provide the perfect perch."

 

If we think of migration as a transit system, New Jersey is the hub where major flight lanes along the coast, the river valleys and the mountains converge and radiate out to destinations north and south. New Jersey is truly at the crossroads of migration.

 

“In legends, songs and prayers of cultures around the world, the bird in flight is a metaphor for freedom, for transport to a better place,” says exhibiting artist Bill Dix. “Flight captures our imaginations, and symbolizes our aspirations. To see a bird in flight is to witness the delicate structure and beautiful pattern of its wings, and to marvel at its aerobatic skills. We owe our thanks, and our support, to D&R  Greenway for its part in helping to preserve such essential open space.”

 

Artists include Beatrice Bork, Louis Russomanno, Pat Brentano, Megan Uhaze-Wear, Bill Dix, Robert Barrett, Angela Petsis and Susan Hoenig.

 

 

Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and third Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with docent-led tours. Gallery is closed holidays – please call ahead to confirm availability at 609-924-4646   www.drgreenway.org

 

 

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D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST IS IN ITS 27TH YEAR of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey.   Through continuous preservation and stewardship -- caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity -- D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved more than 18,750 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, including 28 miles of trails open to the public.

 

The Johnson Education Center, a circa 1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, is D&R Greenway’s home. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding land. 

 

 

 

 

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Heroin & Opiates : They’re Here - Special Presentation - March 2

O n Wednesday, March 2, Corner House in conjunction with Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance, Princeton Health Department and Princeton Police Department are pleased to offer a special presentation , entitled “ Heroin & Opiates : They’re Here,” designed to educate parents, high school students and community members about the heroin epidemic that has swept across the United States, New Jersey and now here in Princeton. The presentation will be held from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Princeton High School Auditorium.

The United States is experiencing an epidemic of heroin overdose deaths. Since 2010, the rate of deaths from heroin has tripl ed in the U.S. What’s worse, in New Jersey the heroin overdose death rate is triple the national average and now eclipses homicide, suicide, car accidents and AIDS as a cause of death in the state.

“Heroin & Opiates : They’re Here” will offer a specia l keynote address from Michael DeLeon, founder of Steered Straight . DeLeon is director of the award winning documentaries “Kids Are Dying” and “An American Epidemic”. After his presentation, DeLeon will join members of the Princeton Police Department, Corner House and the Mercer County Prosecutor ’s office for a panel discussion. Topics will include treatment options, greater Princeton area drug trends and the lifesaving administration of Narcan, an opiate antidote which reverses the effects of an opiate overdose.

The presentation by DeLeon will shatter the stereotype that most adults have of heroin users and shows us that the faces of heroin users in 2015 cover a wide cross - section of the population, from teenagers to young adults. The presentation w ll explain why heroin is more prominently used by our youth, compared to the more costly prescription drugs. As well as information on what to look for if you suspect someone might be involved in heroin use such as empty wax bags, needle caps, small rubber bands, burnt spoons, etc. The presentation also includes the physical symptoms to look for in a heroin user and concludes with a list of resources if you suspect involvement with drug use . This presentation will have you walking away with information tha t may save someone’s life.

For more information about “Heroin & Opiates : They’re Here ,” please contact Corner House at 609 - 924 - 8018

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Woman's Club of Cranbury Announce $2,000 Scholarship for Women

The Woman's Club of Cranbury is offering a $2,000 Woman's Scholarship for a woman returning to school and pursuing postsecondary education.  The deadline for applying is April 30, 2016.  The commitment to further education for a woman who is pursuing post-secondary education after having experienced a time away from attending school fulfills the mission of The Woman's Club of Cranbury by making a difference in the lives of women and helping them to increase their opportunities to grow and support themselves and their families. This award is based on financial need as well as the applicant being able to define her goal in seeking further education. We are looking forward to having applicants that will value our Club's commitment to further education.  The application for this scholarship is found on the Cranbury Woman's Club web site; www.womansclubofcranbury.org
 
The completed application should be mailed by April 30, 2016 to The Woman's Club of Cranbury, Attn: Woman's Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box.  If you need further information, call 609-395-0314.

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2016 Beulah Oliphant Award Ceremony March 16, 2016

Trenton, NJ—Join the Old Barracks in recognizing the achievements of Linda Shockley, a remarkable woman involved in New Jersey historic preservation. On Wednesday, March 16th, from 4:30-6:30pm, The Old Barracks Museum will be serving wine and hors d'oeuvres as we honor Mrs. Shockley with the 2016 Beulah Oliphant Award. Tickets are $25, to purchase please call 609-396-1776 or visit www.barracks.org
 
Linda Shockley is President of the Lawnside Historical Society, which owns the Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Museum in her hometown of Lawnside, NJ. Her efforts were instrumental in preventing the demolition of the Peter Mott House in 1989 and the preservation of the home in the early 1990s, as well as the formation of the Lawnside Historical Society. The Peter Mott House was added to the National and State Registers of Historic Places in 1994. Mrs. Shockley continues to write, seek funding for the house, guide tours, coordinate oral history projects, and organize the annual Jessie Redmon Fauset Day, commemorating the Lawnside native who wrote four novels and was literary editor for The Crisis magazine during the Harlem Renaissance. She is supported and inspired by a dedicated group of officers, members, trustees and donors who keep the association moving forward.
 
Mrs. Shockley works as Managing Director of the Dow Jones News Fund, Inc. in Princeton, NJ, a nonprofit foundation at Dow Jones & Co., which promotes journalism careers through college internships, scholarships, and summer workshops. She earned a BA in journalism from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Before joining the News Fund in 1988, she was an education reporter, news editor, bureau chief, columnist, and city editor for Gannett Suburban Newspapers (now called The Journal News) in Westchester County, New York. Mrs. Shockley has been a member of the Lawnside Scholarship Club since 1992. She was a recipient of its top scholarship when she graduated from Haddon Heights High School.
 
ABOUT BEULAH OLIPHANT: Through her foresight and determination, Beulah Oliphant ensured the preservation of The Old Barracks Museum in 1902. She served as the first President of the Old Barracks Association from 1902-1903. She is one of the women recognized on the NJ Women's Heritage Trail. This award is named in her honor, and is presented to New Jersey women in recognition of their outstanding contributions to New Jersey history in historic preservation, education, or scholarship. 
 
The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Free parking is available in the Capitol Complex Parking Garage. Metered parking is also available near the museum. 
 
ABOUT THE OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM: The Old Barracks Museum preserves the history of a building constructed as a French and Indian War military barracks and used as a Revolutionary War hospital. It also stood witness to Washington's crucial victory at the Battle of Trenton. At the beginning of the 20th century, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames organized The Old Barracks Association and spearheaded a campaign to purchase the building. The building has been a museum for over a century, and has frequently been used as a symbol for the state of New Jersey. The Old Barracks Museum welcomes visitors from across the state as well as around the world.
 
 

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Chez Alice Catering Celebrates National Soup Month

" Like soup?"

In honor of national soup month we are trying something new.
We have created a soup punch card for our customers.
Come in, grab a delicious homemade soup for lunch and get a punch card. 
Buy 10 soups and get your 11th soup for free when you present your punch card!"

 

Chez Alice Catering Company Inc.

7 Tree Farm Road, Suite 100
Pennington, NJ 08534
 

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American Repertory Ballet Announces Spring Performance Season

(New Brunswick, N.J.) –American Repertory Ballet is pleased to announce it spring performance season. Performing at venues across the state of New Jersey, the company, led by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, will once again present the finest ballet available to the residents of New Jersey and beyond. Tickets to all performances are currently available.

Titles included in this season is:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Friday March 18 at noon (school-time performance) and Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 3 p.m. Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, N.J.
  • Spring Into Dance, Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Sate, Rahway, N.J.
  • Masters of Dance & Music, Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre, Princeton, N.J.
  • Echoes of Russian Ballet, Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. State Theatre, New Brunswick, N.J.

 

 

PERFORMANCE DETAILS:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: ARB Artistic Director Douglas Martin's full-length ballet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, premiered last spring to high praise. Set to an enchanting score by Felix Mendelssohn, the ballet brings to life the wit and splendor of one of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Featuring colorful choreography, costumes and sets, the story portrays the weaving tales of cunning fairies, quarreling lovers and a hilariously amateur acting group as their paths cross in a magical forest.

 

Spring Into Dance: American Repertory Ballet returns to Hamilton Stage with a variety of thrilling works. It is an incredible opportunity to see this world-class troupe of professional dancers up close in this lovely, intimate venue performing highlights from the company’s full season!

 

Masters of Dance & Music: American Repertory Ballet returns to McCarter Theatre to present works created by masters of ballet and modern dance, featuring music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Alexander Glazunov. A world premiere by American Repertory Ballet Resident Choreographer Mary Barton will travel through Beethoven’s creative process against the majestic musical landscape of his infamous Symphony No. 7, played live by the Princeton University Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Michael Pratt. Glazunov Variations, choreographed by renowned choreographer and former American Ballet Theatre dancer Kirk Peterson, is a highly technical work danced to sections of Glazunov’s music for the classical ballet Raymonda. Alongside this classical ballet, American Repertory Ballet will showcase There is a Time, a deeply evocative work by José Limón, a true pioneer in modern dance and choreography.

 

Echoes of Russian Ballet: With Echoes of Russian Ballet, American Repertory Ballet presents an evening of ballets inspired by infamous, revolutionary works that the legendary Ballets Russes brought to America in the early 20th century. The ambitious program features: Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s Firebird, set to a compelling score by Stravinsky, Martin's Rite of Spring, also set to music by Stravinsky, and Kirk Peterson’s Afternoon of a Faun (L'après-midi d'un faune), set to Debussy's provocative score. This performance recommended for ages 13 and up due to limited mature themes.

 


American Repertory Ballet’s mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and beyond through artistic and educational programs, presented by a financially responsible organization.

For more information about American Repertory Ballet please visit: www.arballet.org

 

 

 

 

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Valentine's Day Weekend at elements

Celebrate love at elements | five-course dinner + three-course Valentine's Brunch - choose the one you LOVE

Reserve and Menu:  http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e4fd1ca33b6b048d7b9af4480&id=740a670b03&e=10fdd27d73

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Hun Visual Arts Students Recognized by Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Hun School student artist Carmel Monkton '16 received a Gold Key Award from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her painting Candyland

 

Princeton, NJ – Hun School artists Carmel Monckton '16, Baiyi 'Rebecca' Ning '17, and Siyeh 'Sophia' Chung '17 received prestigious awards for their artwork submissions to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards [SAWA]. SAWA is the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens.

 

Carmel's acrylic painting, Candyland, received a Gold Key award. Candyland was inspired by time-lapse video of ice melting. The 5-feet wide by 5-feet tall piece was created in Carmel's Advanced Studio Art Honors class last year with faculty member David Bush. Carmel is currently studying AP Studio Art and assembling her portfolio for admission to a collegiate visual arts program. She intends to pursue a career as a professional artist.

 

Rebecca received two Gold Key awards. The first was for Bamboo Pavilion, an architectural design and rendering, which she created while studying Architectural Drawing with Mark Niederer. The second was for Every life is a boat, a charcoal and chalk illustration she drew in Studio Art with David Bush.

 

Sophia received a Silver Key award for her photograph, Lotus, which was a product of her work in Stacy Collingham's Photography 2 class last year. The image explores the various gradations of tone and color in lotus leaves as represented in a black and white print.

 

In addition, Sydney Santori '16 and Fadekemi 'May' Tejuoso '18 each received Honorable Mention distinction for their submissions of sculpture and photography.

 

SAWA, now in it's 93rd year recognizes student achievement in the visual and literary arts in 29 categories. SAWA counts Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Stephen King, and Lena Dunham among its alumni of award recipients.

 

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Yes, There is Fresh Produce During the Winter Months!

After twelve successful years hosting the outdoor farmers market on Vaughn Drive, the West Windsor Community Farmers Market will host indoor farmers markets on the second Saturday of each month.  The indoor location for the markets will be at the Windsor Athletic Club at 99 Clarksville Road in West Windsor.

 

Enjoy a wide variety of greens, salad mix, root vegetables, winter squash, mushrooms, jams, sauces, ghee, pastured meats and poultry, artisan cheese, farm fresh eggs, tea, soap, honey, wine, orchids, bone broth, bread, granola, baked goods, and much more.

 

Find ingredients for your Valentine’s Day dinner including sweets, wine, cheese and bread. Music by acapella groups at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North along with chair massage from The Touch That Heals. The winter markets continue the WWCFM mission of connecting farmers directly with consumer around locally grown and raised food and artisan products. 

 

Remaining indoor market dates are February 13, March 12 and April 9 from 10:00am-1:00pm. Many regular season farms and vendors will be featured along with favorites from eleven years of Slow Food Central New Jersey winter markets of the past, which the WWCFM organzied from behind the scenes.   

 

Join us on May 7 for opening day of year thirteen outdoors at the Vaughn Drive lot.

 

For a complete roster of farms and vendors, please visit westwindsorfarmersmarket.org or call market manager, Chris Cirkus at 609-933-4452

February Events at Princeton Center for Yoga & Health

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health?

Orchard Hill Center

88 Orchard Road, Suite 6, Skillman, NJ 08558?

609-924-7294

www.princetonyoga.com

Valentine's Day Participatory – Dance

 

Valentine's Day JourneyDance: Touching in with the Heart with Arielle Wortzel

Sunday, February 14, 12:30 – 2:30 pm $15/$10 if paid by 2/12

Come celebrate Valentine's Day through power of affirmation, movement, and dance! In this class, you will be given space to dance your heart's truest desires in an environment where self-love and acceptance are cultivated. The heart has voice and needs time to be heard, felt and a space to shine. Come shine your heart's truest light as we connect with community and with ourselves by way of celebration, music and dance. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  pcyh@mindspring.com

 

FREE or By Donation and Charitable

 

Princeton Yoga Community Classes by Donation

Weekdays, Monday - Friday 4:15 – 5:39 pm, By Donation

Our Community Classes are open to all students. Any donation from the heart is welcome. Come, enjoy, and spread the word! Our Community Classes provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to experience yoga. It is our hope to make yoga classes available to those who are out of work or in the military, and our local teachers and students. January donations go to The Suppers Program. All contributions are donated to a specific local charity selected each month or for our special needs programming.  Princeton Yoga has collected over $15,000. since 2011 and proceeds were donated to organizations such as The Suppers Program (February 2016), One Simple Wish, Montgomery Friends of Open Space, The Rock Brook School, Stretch for the Cure Cancer Research, Womanspace, Children's Home Society, Montgomery Township Food Pantry, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer County, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, The Anchor House, Habitat for Humanity, The Crisis Ministry, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Mill Hill Child Development Center, Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, TASK, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Carrier Clinic. We are proud to have been the first yoga studio in our area to initiate these donation based classes where proceeds are donated solely towards a charity each month. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Cook Talks: Probiotic Food Prep with Dorothy Mullen

Sunday, February 6, 1:00 – 2:30 pm    No set fee: By Donation in support of The Suppers Program

Join us for a Probiotic (kraut and kimchi making) demonstration with Dorothy Mullen, founder of the Suppers Programs. See how easy it is to ferment vegetables at home, sauerkraut with caraways seeds, fermented beets and carrots, kimchi with hot Korean gochugaro pepper. If you would like to set up a jar of kraut to ferment at home, please contact us to learn what to bring. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Introduction to Insight Meditation with James Pritchett and Martha Elliot

Saturdays, Feb 27 (4th Saturday each month)   1:30 PM - 3:30 PM FREE - donations Welcome

Whether you are curious about meditation as a way to deal with stress and calm your mind, or you are a long term meditator who wants some fine tuning, we invite you to explore Insight Meditation, known in Asia as Vipassana. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of mindfulness – a process that cultivates a clear, non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts, and actions. You will get the opportunity for periods of sitting and walking meditation and time for questions. Open to beginners and experienced meditators. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Participatory – Dance

 

Dance Improv Live! with Catherine Judd and live musicians

Fridays, Feb 5 (and then first Friday each month), 8:00 – 10:00 pm   $18/$12 first timers

Drag in Friday evening, bounce out Friday night!  Princeton's Dance Improv, Live is a lightly structured evening of self-expression through movement and live music. It's meditation, exercise, and healing all rolled into one joyous evening! Beginners welcome---come share your energy and get hooked on the event that has connected people from New York to Philly for 31 years, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  pcyh@mindspring.com

 

5Rhythms – Dance/Movement Meditation with Rebekah Zhuraw

Fridays, Feb 12 (Second Friday each month)   7:30 – 9:30 pm $25/$20 first timers.

5Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice rooted in personal growth, transformational experiences, and community. 5Rhythms transcends dance—movement is the medicine, the meditation, and the metaphor. When we put our bodies into motion we become waves of infinite possibility, forming and reforming ourselves in every moment. Together we peel back layers, lay our masks down, and dance until we disappear. The 5Rhythms were developed by Gabrielle Roth through her lifetime study in dance, theater, and the healing arts to release the dancer in us all, regardless of age, shape, size, limitations or experience. We dance in bare feet or indoor shoes only. Wear comfortable clothing & bring water. No fragrances please! Suited for people of all ages, sizes, and ability. Come move with us!  Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

NEW! JourneyDance with Arielle Wortzel

Friday, February 19 and third Friday each month) 7:30 – 9:00 pm $10

JourneyDance is a conscious dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to lead participants into a physical and emotional transformation. JourneyDance provides an opportunity for students to embody joy, pleasure, and power of movement, dance and affirmation in an environment where self-love and acceptance are cultivated. Come and experience the beauty of dancing in community where you can truly celebrate, express, and embrace the fullest expression of yourself and all it is that you have to offer. Dance for inspiration, dance for empowerment, be and shine your beautiful self! Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Events By Date

 

Prana Yoga with Live Music: A Winter Balancing Program

with Marisa Bonfanti and Seth Lieberman

Saturday, February 6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm $50

According to Ayurveda, the winter asks that we find practices to balance the cold, heavy, kapha (earth/water) energy that comes with the season and brings about feelings of melancholy and lethargy. In this workshop, we will use an uplifting and warming yoga practice with music and mantra to balance our own internal energies and bring us into harmony with the season around us. Seth and Marisa work closely together to create a supportive environment for you to let go of unwanted tension and gather in nourishing prana (life force energy). Marisa will guide you through a mindful, intelligent sequence of hatha yoga postures, both flowing and held for long periods while chanting, as Seth weaves in enchanting live music with the sounds and rhythms of the class. This very unique integration of yoga and sound will bring you into a deep state of listening and create the potential for your own transformation and healing. You will leave feeling revitalized and lighter as you re-enter your normal environment with a deeper awareness and appreciation. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Mindfulness in Motion with Fran Swart

Saturday, Feb 13 (second Saturday each month) 1:30 – 3:30 pm  

$27 at door and $22 pre-registered

Does sitting quietly to meditate seem like an obstacle, blocking your path to the benefits of mindfulness meditation? If so, moving mindfully offers another way to develop a regular mindfulness practice and access the benefits, which include: reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, improving eating habits, sleeping better, and reducing pain. Learn new skills to bring simple, mindful practices to your day-to-day activities, and begin to feel less anxious and worried, and more energetic and vibrant. Use therapeutic movement, stillness and breath to feel and sharpen awareness of all your senses. This heightened awareness will guide you in choosing what supports and nourishes you. You will feel prepared by the end of the workshop to meditate in stillness in a comfortable position of your choosing, whether lying down, or sitting on the floor or in a chair. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Valentine's Day JourneyDance: Touching in with the Heart with Arielle Wortzel

Sunday, February 14, 12:30 – 2:30 pm $15/$10 if paid by 2/12

Come celebrate Valentine's Day through power of affirmation, movement, and dance! In this class, you will be given space to dance your heart's truest desires in an environment where self-love and acceptance are cultivated. The heart has voice and needs time to be heard, felt and a space to shine. Come shine your heart's truest light as we connect with community and with ourselves by way of celebration, music and dance. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  pcyh@mindspring.com

 

JourneyDance with Arielle Wortzel

Friday, February 19 and third Friday each month) 7:30 – 9:00 pm $10

JourneyDance is a conscious dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to lead participants into a physical and emotional transformation. JourneyDance provides an opportunity for students to embody joy, pleasure, and power of movement, dance and affirmation in an environment where self-love and acceptance are cultivated. Come and experience the beauty of dancing in community where you can truly celebrate, express, and embrace the fullest expression of yourself and all it is that you have to offer. Dance for inspiration, dance for empowerment, be and shine your beautiful self! Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Restorative Yoga: The Art of Relaxation with Suzette Stoddard

Sunday, February 28 (and Fourth Sunday each month), 4:00 – 6:00 pm  $20

Restorative yoga is about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. During long holds, your muscles relax deeply without any discomfort, stress, strain, injury risk and pain. This workshop is a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. This monthly restorative workshop uses supported asanas (poses), breath work and meditation practices to explore different relaxation techniques. This calming resting is different from sleep, while you need both rest and sleep this gentle practice helps you relieve stress and energizes you at the same time.  Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Free Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Robin Boudette and Deborah Metzger

Wednesday March 13 7:15 – 8:45 pm FREE

Learn new strategies to release stresses of the season and a new sense of calm. Learn about this innovative and effective program, meet the program leaders. Bring your questions. The session ends with a short meditation. Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the program's structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. MBSR/MBCT provide training in meditation, mindful-yoga, and relaxation to mobilize your mind/body resources to work with stress, pain, and illness and coping with anxiety and depression in new ways that can promote growth and healing. People who have participated in MBSR have found relief from a range of physiological and stress-related conditions. NOTE: Participation in this introductory session is not required for participation in the program and is not part of the 8 week program. 8 weeks MBCT: Wednesdays, January 27 – March 16, 2016. MBSR – May 4- June 22. $597/$497 pre-paid by 12/186 $547 pre-paid by 1/13. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

 

Specialty Classes – selected new or specialty classes.

 

NEW! $5 Lunchtime  Yoga  Monday - Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm $5 cash at the door

A variety of yoga experiences each weekday from gentle to mixed level Hatha yoga to vinyasa flow.  Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

NEW! Chair Yoga   Mondays, 10:30 am

12 classes for $159//24 classes for $288 drop-ins $18.  Seniors and Students: $15

A gentle form of yoga utilizing a chair which is appropriate for all levels of practice and abilities. This class is especially useful for participants that spend much time sitting at a desk or suffer with limited mobility or chronic conditions. The focus is on exploration in the yoga poses and connecting them through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Learn techniques to help gain flexibility, strength, balance and energy while increasing range of motion and immersing in an enjoyable and relaxing class that moves at a perfectly slower pace – Although much of the class will be done seated in a chair, the option of practicing some standing poses is also included. Each class ends with a restorative guided relaxation as well as a brief meditation. This class is perfect for stress relief and overall health and well-being. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  pcyh@mindspring.com

 

NEW! $5 Kids Yoga Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 pm $5 Cash only

The kids' yoga class cultivates creativity, self-expression and connection through mindfulness, breath, movement and relaxation. These techniques are fostered in a fun imaginative noncompetitive physical way that can be easily applied to everyday life.  Our teacher was trained by the nationally acclaimed Little Flower Children's Yoga Teacher Training program which we happily host at Princeton Yoga. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

NEW! $5 Mixed Level Hatha Yoga   Thursdays, 8:15- 9:30 am   $5 cash at the door.

Hatha yoga aims to achieve balance from within using breath, movement and mindfulness. Based on asanas or physical poses, this traditional form of yoga helps balance mind, body, and spirit. The class ends with Savasana, personal time for deep relaxation. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

NEW! Restorative Yoga Tuesdays, 6:00 pm  

12 classes for $159/drop-ins $17. Seniors and Students: $15

A deeply relaxing practice that incorporates restorative yoga postures and Yoga Nidra - conscious deep relaxation. Classes begin with gentle movement, preparing the body to settle into a place of stillness. Restorative postures are held for longer periods of time with the support of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks), allowing the muscles to relax deeply with no effort. This class is designed to release tension, soothe the nervous system, and leave you feeling well rested and renewed. Highly effective for relieving chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia, and generalized fatigue. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

NEW! Meditation for Beginners Sundays, 12:15 pm

12 classes for $159/drop-ins $17. Seniors/Students: $15

It sounds so easy. Just sit and do nothing. Anyone who has tried it for even a few minutes realizes our thinking has other ideas; it has a mind of its own. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines a beginner as anyone who has been practicing less than thirty years. Every week rain or shine join us to settle in and learn how to drop in to the present moment. As if your life depended on it. Because it does.bMeditation for Beginners shows you to find relief in the gaps in your incessant stream of thinking. Step by step. Moment by moment. Live in a friendly relationship to the now instead of being at war with it. On the cushion and throughout the day. Beginning and experienced meditators alike find loving support each week. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Gentle Yoga  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10:30 am, Tuesday, 7:30 pm

12 classes for $159//24 classes for $288 drop-ins $18.  Seniors and Students: $15

Experience balance and harmony through a slow and mindful practice designed to release tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Emphasis on self-awareness, breath, and honoring the body. This class is appropriate for beginners and students with limitations, as well as experienced practitioners who enjoy a mindful and relaxing practice. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Pre-Postnatal Yoga  Thursdays, 6:00 pm.  5 weeks: $65, Drop in $17

Drops-ins welcome, space permitting   $17 Check for future dates as well

This class is designed to help mothers-to-be prepare body, mind and spirit for birth, and motherhood. Become part of a supportive community of mothers-to-be. Learn techniques that will help you relax, conserve energy, improve your mental focus, maintain strength and flexibility, and make your delivery more comfortable. Muscles and joints that are affected by pregnancy receive special attention in order to help maintain tone, help your delivery, and help you recover more quickly from your birth experience. This class is suitable for women during any stage of pregnancy and in the early postpartum period.  Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Yoga for Stress Reduction   Sundays, 10:30 am   

12 classes for $159/24 classes for $288 drop-ins $17. Seniors and Students: $15

Using gentle Yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation, this class will focus on relieving and reducing stress and creating a more peaceful state of mind. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Yin Yoga   Fridays, 5:45 pm, 12 classes for $159/24 classes/$288 drop-ins $17

Yin yoga is a relaxing form of our yoga practice that encourages us to be open to stillness. As a complement to invigorating, weight-bearing styles of yoga (such as vinyasa yoga), yin yoga poses are passive, static stretches that work deep into the body's connective tissue to release stress and increase mobility and flexibility. Enjoy an extended Savasana at the end of the practice. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. Yin yoga is a quiet practice suitable for students of all levels of experience.  A perfect complement for vinyasa flow and other challenging practices Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Yoga for Beginners   Thursdays, 7:45 pm

12 classes for $159/24 classes for $288 drop-ins $17. Seniors and Students: $15

We are all beginners! This class is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience and will include basic breathing exercises (pranayama), foundational poses, sun salutations, and deep relaxation. You will be guided to use a non-aggressive approach and moderate pace and avoid injury. This is your chance to glean and discover the fruits of yoga: vigor and vitality, balance, peace, a sense of well-being, and joy.  Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

NEW! Yoga for Healthy Aging   Sundays, 6:15 pm

12 classes for $159/24 classes for $288 drop-ins $17. Seniors and Students: $15

A class for students of all ages with a particular focus on midlife and beyond. The practice incorporates an overall lifestyle approach to yoga based on the Prime of Life Yoga program developed by Larry Payne. Through the use of yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation, the practice is adapted to meet the individual needs of the student. This is a multi-level yoga class designed to help students with their life off of the mat as well; every day movement, the challenges of common aches and pains, stress relief and cultivating overall peace of mind. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Vinyasa Flow, Easy Flow, and Mixed Level Hatha Yoga Classes

Daily – mornings, evenings, weekends

Princeton Yoga offers a variety of classes for all levels of challenge and experience in addition to our specialty and therapeutic programming. People can chose from the most gentle to the most vigorous experiences, mix and match mornings, lunchtimes, evenings and weekends to fit the busiest of schedules and find different payment options from drop in, to discounted sampler packages, unlimited class passes and $5 and donation based classes which honor people's budgets to boot. We offer a work exchange program as well. People are invited to browse the website for the schedule and payment options and contact us regarding work exchange opportunities. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

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Sourland Trail Maps

Sourland Trail Maps 

Hiking in the Sourlands can take you to tranquil wooded scenes, fields full of flowers and tall grasses, and boulder fields.  Thanks to Kevin Burkman, GIS Specialist and Sourland Conservancy Trustee, we are proud to present the frequently requested and highly anticipated collection of SOURLAND TRAIL MAPS. This collection of 21 maps includes a map of the entire Sourland region showing the location of each trail.  Each beautiful map includes parking areas, trail distances, land cover, locator map of the entire region and more! Visit http://sourland.org/sourland-trail-maps/ to view, print, download, and plan your next Sourland adventure.

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Register for Spring/Summer Mercer County Park Tennis Programs

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — The Mercer County Park Commission hopes to fill all tennis classes to capacity and encourage fitness through tennis. All registration will be done online beginning at 8 a.m. for adults and 9 a.m. for juniors on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, on the Park Commission’s Community Pass website at https://register.communitypass.net/mercer.

 

Program opportunities include: Junior and Adult Lesson Programs for all levels and ages, as well as the Mercer County Summer Tennis League, which is a flex league that runs from May 2-July 10. The league will accept the first 725 registrations, and the session ends in a playoff tournament from July 16-29. The league sign-up deadline is April 10. For all tournament dates, visit the event calendar on the Park Commission’s tennis page at www.mercercountyparks.org/facilities/tennis-center.

  

For more information about the Tennis Center and its programs, please visit www.mercercountyparks.org/facilities/tennis-center or call (609) 448-8007. For information about other facilities of the Mercer County Park Commission, visit www.mercercountyparks.org.

 

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