Day: November 8, 2019

House Fire in Hamilton

November 7, 2019, HAMILTON — A fire Thursday morning damaged the second floor of a single family dwelling on Wickom Avenue. Quick response by the Hamilton Township Fire Department Stations 17, 19, 16, 12, 14 and Robbinsville Township Fire Department Station 40 saved the 2 story structure from further damage.

No further information was available about the fire.

Cold Temperatures on East Coast, Snow Making at Many Ski Resorts

By: Dennis Symons

Bundle up tonight and the foreseeable future because cold temperatures are here to stay. With lows in the 20s or less north, (24F tonight in Central Mid-New Jersey) ski resorts up and down the east coast have their snow making equipment fired up. It is time to dust off the skis and snowboard get them sharpened and waxed and ready for the mountains.

If you have not purchased a season pass or thought about lift tickets yet the time is now to get the best discounts. Many resorts stop selling passes around Thanksgiving or a little there after so check out each resort to see what they offer and also look at the multi-resort season passes such as IKON Pass, EPIC Pass and Indy Pass as talked about in a previous article and video here. If you want to save a boat load of cash, multi-resort passes, season passes, multi day packs, early purchase lift tickets all save money.

Open on the East Cost this weekend:

Killington Resort, Vermont

Sunday River Resort, Maine

Cataloochee Ski Area, North Carolina

**This list keeps growing as cold temperatures permit snow making.

Live Mountain Cameras

Okemo, Vermont (Opening Day, November 22)

Mount Snow, Vermont (Opening Day, Friday November 15)

Hunter Mountain, NY (Opening Day, Soon)

St. Gregory the Great, Knights of Columbus Thanksgiving Food Drive

The St. Gregory the Great Knights of Columbus Council 7677 are collecting food for their Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit those in need within our community. Please drop off your NON-PERISHABLE, NON-BREAKABLE (no glass) food donations in the Donation Box in the Gathering Space of the Church.
Turkey and ham donations are most welcome and accepted anytime during the day at the rectory or in front of the church on Saturday, November 23 between 7 am and 8 am. Thank you for your continued generosity.
Local pickups can be arranged. Please contact Ed Kohler at

Route 130, Hankins Road-Conover Road Realignment Continues, Conover Road Remains Closed at Route 130 During Construction

EAST WINDSOR–ROBBINSVILLE, NJ– The improvement project provides for Route 130, Hankins Road and Conover Road to be realigned to meet at a single point controlled by a traffic signal and allowing for all left-turn movements.  Upon completion, drivers will be able to make signal protected left turns from Route 130 South onto Conover Road and from Conover Road onto Route 130 South, and allow direct access across Route 130 from Conover Road to Hankins Road.  This realignment project includes drainage improvements and the relocation of existing utilities.  The project is partially funded by a $525,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  A December 1 completion date is anticipated, weather permitting. 

Most County government offices to be closed Monday for Veterans Day

TRENTON, NJ—Most Mercer County government offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

The following County offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, and will reopen for business Tuesday, Nov. 12: McDade Administration Building, 640 South Broad St.; Criminal Courthouse, 400 South Warren St.; Office of the County Clerk, 209 South Broad St.; Civil Courthouse and Office of the County Surrogate, 175 South Broad St.; Board of Social Services, 200 Woolverton St.; One-Stop Career Center, 26 Yard Ave.; Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing; and Mercer County Connection, Route 33 at Paxson Avenue, Hamilton.

The following County facilities will remain open: Trenton-Mercer Airport (except for administrative offices), Correction Center, Sheriff’s Office and the Emergency Services Communications Center. Also open for business will be four branches of the Mercer County Library system: Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence Headquarters and West Windsor, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; all other branches will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

The following Mercer County Park Commission facilities will be open Nov. 11: Ice Skating Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tennis Center, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; all four County golf courses, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mercer County Stables, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Wildlife Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tulpehaking Nature Center, Howell Living History Farm and Park Commission administrative offices will be closed on Veterans Day. For more information on Park Commission facilities and programs, please visit

Holiday Boutique this Saturday November 9

Holy Apostles’ Church is holding its annual Holiday Boutique this Saturday November 9. Doors open at 9 am and admission is free. This event is known for its dozens of beautiful baskets for auction, and also features local vendors to kick off your holiday shopping as well as holiday crafts for Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating! Pick up homemade goodies at the candy and bake sale and enjoy lunch from the kitchen (starting at 11:30 am).

Tickets for the baskets go on sale when the doors open and the winners are drawn at the end of the event at 2:30 pm. Winners need not be present to win.

Holy Apostles’ Church

1040 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ