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New Jersey Clean Energy Workshop on September 19th from 8 – 10 am

ATTENTION ALL MERCER COUNTY BUSINESSES

On behalf of Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, the Mercer County Office of Economic Development invites you to learn about energy resource programs that will help you become more energy efficient and improve your business’s bottom line!

This FREE WORKSHOP features presentations by the Mercer County Office of Economic Development, the Board of Public Utilities, the New Jersey Clean Energy Program and the Direct Install Program. A continental breakfast will be served.

Event Summary

Date: September 19, 2019,
Time: 8 a.m. — 10 a.m.
Location: The Boathouse at Mercer Lake | 334 S. Post Rd., West Windsor
Register: Ed Kemler 609-989-6555 | ekemler@mercercounty.org

 

Scarecrows are coming… be on the lookout!

Coming to Ewing this fall will be a horde of crazy and creepy, festive and fun creatures appearing or leering or maybe just cute and curious throughout our town! The Ewing Green Team, Ewing Arts Commission and Art Has No Boundaries are joining together with the Ewing Recreation Department to help Ewing families, groups, and workers celebrate the Halloween season as they track down these fantastic creatures for a chance to win ca$h.

Businesses, schools, organizations and civic groups will be creating and hosting these mysterious visitors.  All Ewing businesses and organizations are welcome to participate.  Register online at ewinggreenteam.org/scarecrow-scavenger-hunt-reg/.

The All-Around Town Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt begins on Monday, September 28th and ends on Wednesday, October 23rd, giving you plenty of time to hunt them all down.  Follow the cagey clues to track them down and if you’re good and find them all, you will earn a chance to win $200. Just remember you may have to be really brave and get up close, but don’t be scared; we don’t think they bite!  Vote for your favorite and the People’s Choice business or organization will win a $100 donation to a charity of their choice.  Contest rules and ballots with fun and challenging clues are available here.   Paper ballots can also be picked up at the Ewing Community and Senior Center (ESCC) at 999 Lower Ferry Road or Hollowbrook Community Center at 320 Hollowbrook Drive. The winner will be announced on October 26th during the Ewing Recreation Department’s Annual Trunk-or-Treat festivities. For further details please go to ewinggreenteam.org/menu/scarecrow-2019.

For the 6th year we also look forward to our Annual Scarecrow Contest when a horde of Scarecrows created by local residents, groups or schools, shows up the ESCC preparatory to the Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 26th and judgement by our Treaters and visitors.  These Scarecrows must be made of at least 80% recycled materials. They will be on display at the Community Center and highlight the incredible juxtaposition of artistic creativity and recycling smarts by our participants.  Following judgement, the People’s Choice will be awarded $200 and the runner up $100.   To learn more and to register, go to www.ewinggreenteam.org/scarecrow-contest.

Ewing’s Fall Festival includes the Trunk or Treat event, as well as kids’ crafts and refreshments.  We’re very excited to announce that this year we are adding music and storytelling with Ewing’s very own talented entertainers Tim and Jennifer Hoh!  Tim, of Tim Hoh’s Music for Kids will provide the music and Jennifer will add her own very special storytelling to our day.  This event runs from 1-4:00 pm at the ESCC.

Projected Schedule

  • 1 – 2 pm Arts and Crafts
  • 2 – 3 pm – Music and storytelling by Tim and Jennifer Hoh
  • 3:30 pm – Trunk or Treat will begin and voting for your favorite ‘People’s Choice’ Scarecrow
  • 4 pm (appr.) – Winners announced from the Scavenger Hunt and Scarecrow Contest at the conclusion of the Trunk or Treat

Winners of the All-Around Town Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt and Annual Scarecrow Contest will be announced at approximately 4:00 pm following the conclusion of the treating and voting.  The People’s Choice for the businesses hosting the Scarecrows will also be announced. Scarecrows will remain on display at the Community Center until the following weekend for the Community to visit and enjoy.

“The Ewing Green Team is excited to partner with the Ewing Recreation Department, the Ewing Arts Commission and Art Has No Boundaries for a bigger and better Scarecrow Event this fall.  More than ever, we look forward to bringing the Ewing community together to celebrate the season while on the Scarecrow Trail and bringing a festive fall excitement to our community,” said Green Team Scarecrow Chair Lisa Feldman.   So whether you follow our Scarecrow Trail, build your own scarecrow for our contest, or both, we hope all Ewing residents, groups and workers will join the fun!

Registration Is Now Open for the 5th Annual Bike Tour of Ewing

Mayor Bert Steinmann, the Ewing Green Team and the Ewing Recreation Department invite you to enjoy a fun and healthy start to your 2019 Community Fest experience  by joining your friends and neighbors in the 5th Annual Ewing Fall Spin bike tour. Our annual bike ride will be held this year on Saturday, September 21st from 8:15 am to 11:00 am. The ride will start and end at Campus Town at The College of New Jersey. All proceeds from this year’s Fall Spin will be donated to HomeFront.

Individuals or teams, ages 18 years and older are encouraged to register early as there is a maximum number of 50 riders allowed. “We would love participants to sign up as individuals or come as a team of friends, family members or co-workers,” says EGT Member and Bike Ride Coordinator, Garry Keel. The Fall Spin registration fee is $20 prior to September 14th and $25 thereafter. All persons registering by September 14th will receive a T-shirt. Day-of-event registration will begin at 7:45 am.

The bike ride will be a 12.3-mile, police escorted leisurely pace tour through Ewing Township with 3 rest stops approximately 3 miles apart.  Details about this year’s ride route, as well as selected highlights along the way, will be available shortly

Don’t forget to head over to Ewing’s Community Fest when you have completed your ride, where you can meet your neighbors and enjoy one of the Township’s biggest community celebrations.

For more information on the Ewing Fall Spin, including registration options, please visit https://ewinggreenteam.org/ewingfallspin, email ewinggreenteam@gmail.com or call Garry M. Keel at 609-902-8722.