Friday, May 22, 2015


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Come wave that flag and celebrate the old-fashioned way on Sunday, May 24th, with Hopewell's Memorial Day Parade. Sponsored by the Hopewell Fire Department, the parade starts in the Borough at 1:00pm from West Broad Street to Princeton Avenue followed by a ceremony at  Hopewell Elementary School with refreshments after.  It doesn't get much better than cheering on the veterans marching, bands playing, and flags waving. Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all!

Friday, May 30, 2014


Save the date! FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY is happening on Friday, June 26th, from 5:00-9:00pm at the Hopewell Train Station.  The confirmed trucks are: Hopewell's own Nomad Pizza, the Surf and Turf Truck serving gourmet lobster rolls, The Taco Truck, and Cupcake Carnival. Check out for more info:  food trucks, live music, and a sweet little town!


Welcome to INHOPEWELL! Check around the site for lots of interesting posts about the "Small Town with Big Happenings"! 

Not to miss: the EVENTS page and RESTAURANT GUIDE aboveas well as loads of links on the right: EAT,  SHOP, MARKET, KIDS, CULTURE, WELLNESS, and more!


Monday, May 5, 2014


Congratulations STICKS AND STONES! What a perfect way to celebrate this favorite Hopewell toy shop's one year anniversary than with a Screen-Free Week of events!  

The nationwide, coordinated effort to encourage Americans to unplug will be in full force this week at STICKS AND STONES

"Screen Free Week is a much needed respite from the screen media dominating the lives of so many children",  says STICKS AND STONES owner Jennifer Ghannam.  "Now, more than ever, it's imperative that we help children discover the joys beyond life with screens." 

Here is a full schedule of STICKS AND STONES planned events for May 6-10:

May 6:  9-10:30 New Parenting Group Raising Children with Joy & Ease hosted by Judy Chin and Marla Hanan:
2-3pm Open House for Marla Hanan supporting families on their journey towards a joyful, loving and fulfilling life.
5-8pm Pick An Object/Pick A Scene. A drawing game for all ages.
May 7:  Waldorf School of Princeton families receive 10% off in-store purchases all day today.
3-4pm Spring Craft with Waldorf School of Princeton. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Ages 5-10
5-8pm Cooperative Board Games Night. Gather your friends and family. How well can you work together to meet a common goal?

May 8:  6-7pm Open House for Marla Hanan supporting families on their journey towards a joyful, loving and fulfilling life.
5-8pm Accordion Folded Spring Flower Collage. Bring an empty cereal box and your imagination. Take home a work of art.

May 9:  5-8pm The Big Cookie and Sidewalk Chalk Extravaganza! Grab a cookie and some chalk and help us beautify the block.

May 10:  We'll be in two places at once today!
11a-4p May Fair at Waldorf School of Princeton
12-5pm Sunburst Watercolor Paintings. Our $5 Make and Take event for May.

*Unless otherwise noted, all activities are FREE and open to all ages.*
16 Seminary Avenue in Hopewell.  Ph: 609.466.6536.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Part Ice Cream Parlor, part Hot Dog Joint, Jack and Charlie's 23 is a super summer stop in Hopewell...and now it can be a spring stop too! New spring hours are Friday 5-9pm, and Saturday and Sunday 1-9pm.  These limited hours last until April 25th, Cruise Night, then it's go time. The ice cream at Jack and Charlie's is homemade locally with a premium blend of soft serve available.  Lots of goodies offered like Philly pretzels, churros, and waffle bowls (covered in hot fudge and sprinkles...yum!). Sit on the benches outside to enjoy your treats. Seven new flavors this year include Birthday Cake, Salty Caramel, and Teaberry to name a few!
23 East Broad Street. 609.333.9866.

Saturday, March 15, 2014


HAPPY 100! Today's a special day in Hopewell for sure.  The charming red brick building of the Hopewell Public Library, a most warm and welcome sight in the middle of Hopewell Boro, celebrates its 100th anniversary today!  

Find LOADS of information at this library link including details and info about today's Daytime Community Celebration, tonight's Gala Celebration and find out lots of History of the HPLFor more info call the Hopewell Pubic Library 609.466.1625.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Cold temps got you down? Warm right up with a bowl of heaven on earth: homemade chicken soup from ANTIMO'S ITALIAN KITCHEN! Their family recipe (one of many gems they serve), is a sure-fire cure all and is sold by the cup, pint, or quart ($8.95).  Trust me, get the quart! See the complete take-out menu here.  And don't forgot to read INHOPEWELL'S RESTAURANT GUIDE to find out more about ANTIMO'S and other local faves. Yum!