Friday, February 15, 2013
The Simon Kidgits Club “Book Blast” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence Township is intended to encourage children “to develop a love for literature and learning with books.”
The Simon Kidgits Club at Quaker Bridge Mall will host its annual “Book Blast” event tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 16, to inspire families to “read together at home and beyond.” Noting that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, has found that children who are read to at home enjoy substantial advantages over children who are not, Simon Property Group, the Indiana-based owner of the mall on Route 1 in Lawrence Township, is holding similar events at its malls across the country to encourage children “to develop a love for literature and learning with books.” All “Book Blast” activities will take place in Quaker Bridge Mall’s Center Court from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Book Blast” offerings …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Five new eateries - Charley’s Grilled Subs, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Subway, Sarku Japan and Master Wok - will open this spring at the mall on Route 1 in Lawrence Township.
Wednesday, February 6
Charley’s Grilled Subs, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Subway, Sarku Japan and Master Wok will be first tenants to move into Quaker Bridge Mall’s new eight-unit dining pavilion, the mall’s owner, Indiana-based Simon Property Group, announced yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 5). The eateries are expected to open this spring in the new dining pavilion, which is located on the upper level in the wing of the mall that is home to the Sears department store. In addition to new restrooms, a family restroom with a nursing lounge and a Kidgits play area, the dining pavilion will feature other amenities that include “soft” seating, skylights, and new ceilings, finishes and lighting. “With the addition of these new dining experiences, shoppers now have a far …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mercer County Horticulturist Barbara J. Bromley will teach the classes on Wednesday evenings Feb. 6-27 at the Mercer County Extension office on Spruce Street in Lawrence Township.
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by Master Gardeners of Mercer County. As spring approaches, many homeowners will have questions about what should be done to have a nice lawn in 2013 and still maintain a healthy environment and a reasonably intact wallet. A four-part course, Basics of Successful Lawn Care, will be offered at the Mercer County Rutgers Cooperative Extension office for professionals in the lawn care industry and for homeowners who care for their own lawns or hire maintenance companies. Join Mercer County Horticulturist Barbara J. Bromley on Wednesday evenings, Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pesticide recertification credits are being offered. The charge will be $12 per class or $40 for all…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Plans for the new upscale 7,431-square-foot, 275-seat Italian restaurant at the mall on Route 1 were approved Monday night by the Lawrence Township Planning Board.
Plans for a new upscale Italian restaurant – Brio Tuscan Grille – at Quaker Bridge Mall were approved last night (Monday, Jan. 14) by the Lawrence Township Planning Board. The new eatery will be built onto the exterior of the mall, along the Route 1 side, between the J.C. Penney department store and the Cheesecake Factory restaurant that opened last September. Brio is part of an Ohio-based chain that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and operates over 100 restaurants around the country. The nearest Brio is at Freehold Raceway Mall. Others can be found in Cherry Hill, Marlton and Wayne. The interior of Brio’s new restaurant in Lawrence Township will occupy 7,431-square feet, with seating for 220 patrons. Seating for another 55 diners…
Friday, January 11, 2013
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the mall in Lawrence Township.
Friday, January 11
Brighton Collectibles – a California-based retailer with over 160 stores nationwide that sell jewelry, charms, handbags, accessories and more – will open its newest store at Quaker Bridge Mall tomorrow morning, Saturday, Jan. 12. Lawrence Township Mayor Jim Kownacki is expected to take part in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony that will be held at 9:45 a.m., according to a news advisory issued on behalf of the mall. The mall’s website shows the new store is on the mall’s lower level near the Lord & Taylor department store. Located in the 3300 block of Route 1 (Brunswick Pike), Quaker Bridge Mall is in the midst of a major renovation that, when completed, will boast more than three dozen new retail stores, full-service restaurants and quick…
Monday, January 7, 2013
In observance of February as National Dental Health Month, Eastern Dental - a dental practice with 21 offices throughout New Jersey, including three in Mercer County - will participate in the “Give Kids a Smile" program.
Monday, January 7
Eastern Dental, a dental practice with 21 offices throughout New Jersey including Lawrence, Hamilton and Ewing, will help observe February as National Dental Health Month by participating in the “Give Kids a Smile" program sponsored by the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association. As part of that program, on Friday, Feb. 1, all Eastern Dental locations will offer free dental care to underprivileged children between the ages of 4 and 12 whose families cannot afford dental services. Appointments are required and no “walk-ins” can be accepted. Parents/guardians must be present with their children during the appointments. If your child is without insurance or is a NJ FamilyCare recipient, call Eastern Dental toll-free …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Originally, certain trails were to remain open during the "deer management program" from Jan. 1 through Feb. 16. Now, after nearby residents expressed concerns about safety, the county will fully close the park during the hunt.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Editor's Note: The following news release was issued by the Mercer County administration. It is an update on an earlier news release, as well as a Letter to the Editor written by Lawrence Township resident Tony Singleton. The Mercer County Park Commission will begin a deer management program at the Pole Farm section of Mercer Meadows. The program will run from Jan. 1 through Feb. 16, 2013, and deer will be harvested by bow only; no crossbows are permitted. Hunting will take place Monday through Wednesday and every other Saturday; on these days the park will be CLOSED to the public. Each entrance to the park will be posted with a 3-by-2-foot blaze orange sign that includes the dates of the hunt. This program is being initiated in response…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games to be held in Mercer County from June 14 to June 21, 2014.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County administration Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes on Tuesday announced that Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) has been selected as the Host Airport for the 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games to be held in Mercer County from June 14, 2014, to June 21, 2014. The selection was first announced by Cessna Aircraft Co. officials at the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando, Fla. With the selection of New Jersey as the site of the 2014 Games, Cessna started looking at area airports that could host the Citation Special Olympics Airlift. This airlift, made up of volunteer pilots and their companies’ Cessna Citation aircraft, provides…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Last month an 8-year-old boy reported that a man allegedly tried to drag him into the woods of Province Line Road in Princeton Township.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Princeton Township Police today released a sketch of the man identified as a suspect in an attempted child abduction in Princeton on Oct. 16. Last month an 8-year-old boy told police he was dragged into the woods by an man while playing in the backyard of a home on Province Line Road between Cherry Valley Road and Drakes Corner Road. Police said the child told them he was to escape to safety after the man tripped and lost his grasp on the boy. The child described the man as white, approximately 5'2"-5'7" tall with a moustache and light-colored eyes, greenish blue eyes, wearing a black leather jacket, black gloves and a black mask. No witnesses to the incident have come forward and there have been no other reports of this type of …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Residents of the destroyed home on Featherbed Court in Lawrence Township were able to escape to safety after they were alerted to the blaze late Wednesday evening by the sound of a smoke detector going off.
While the precise cause of the blaze that gutted a Featherbed Court townhouse remains under investigation, authorities are sure that the fire started at the rear of the lowest level of the three-story home, according to Lawrence Township Fire Marshal Dale Robbins. Located in that den area were the home’s laundry facilities, main electrical panel and a fireplace. The clothes dryer was in use when the fire broke out, but the fireplace was not, Robbins said. Because of the intensity of the fire and the fact that part of the second floor collapsed not long after firefighters entered the house with hoses to battle the flames, investigators suspect the blaze had been burning for a while and had gotten a head start before firefighters were first …