PENNINGTON: Music from ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ is coming to church 

Pennington United Methodist Church will continue its concert series for the general public with a jazz concert by the Eric Mintel Quartet on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. The event will feature the jazz music of Vince Guaraldi in honor of the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the church at 60 …

HOPEWELL TWP.: Township tree ready to shine 

Hopewell Township will host its annual holiday tree lighting in front of the Hopewell Township Municipal Building on Route 546 on Monday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. The Hopewell Valley Veterans Association will be honored at the event. Refreshments will be served. Toys will be collected for the Marines Toys for Tots program. 

HOPEWELL VALLEY: Principal Daher will stay through June 

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By Frank Mustac, Special Writer HOPEWELL TWP. — After originally announcing he would retire at end of December, Principal Michael Daher has changed his mind and will stay on as Hopewell Valley Central High School’s head administrator to see the Class of 2016 graduate. “After recently meeting with student council officers and various staff and …

HOPEWELL: Borough plans year of events for its 125th birthday  

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By Frank Mustac, Special Writer HOPEWELL — Come the first of January, plans are for church bells to ring, balladeers to sing and Revolutionary War-era reenactors to appear. Even if they don’t, New Year’s Day is sure to be a memorable one in Hopewell as the borough begins to celebrate its 125th anniversary. Events have …

PENNINGTON: Santa rolls into town for Holiday Walk 

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Santa Claus rolled into Pennington on a fire truck Friday night for the borough’s 32nd Holiday Walk, sponsored by the Pennington Business and Professional Association. Enjoying the relatively mild early winter night, a crowd had gathered under and around a tent on the Howe Commons on Main Street for the festivities marking the start of …

HOPEWELL: Harvest Fair gives community grants  

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On Dec. 2, the Hopewell Harvest Fair gave away $4,000 in grants to 22 local nonprofit organizations. The Harvest Fair grant program, which has now distributed more than $200,000 in funds in almost 30 years, is a result of the community coming out to support the Hopewell Harvest Fair. Representatives from many of organizations joined …

HOPEWELL: Brick Farm Tavern opens in renovated 1800s farmhouse 

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By Frank Mustac, Special Writer HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — A historic farmhouse built in the 1800s has taken on a new role for the 21st century as the Brick Farm Tavern, providing an elegant farm-to-table dining experience with a full bar. Located at 130 Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road on the grounds of Double Brook Farm, just east …