Hopewell Township Monthly e-Newsletter

December 2023

Upcoming Township Meetings

Hopewell Township Committee

Monday, December 4 | 6:30pm

Monday, December 18 | 6:30pm

Hybrid- Township Municipal Building & Zoom

Board of Health

Monday, November 27 | 5:30pm

(postponed from November 13)

Township Municipal Building

Citizens Equity Advisory Committee

Tuesday, December 12 | 7pm

Township Municipal Building

Deer Management Advisory Committee

Wednesday, December 20 | 7pm

Township Municipal Building

Environmental Commission

Tuesday, December 19 | 7pm

Township Municipal Building

Historic Preservation Commission

Tuesday, December 19 | 7pm


Open Space Advisory Committee

Tuesday, December 19 | 7pm


Planning Board

Thursday, December 14 | 7pm


Senior Advisory Board

Wednesday, December 20 | 2pm

Hopewell Valley Senior Center

Tourism and Economic Development Advisory Committee

Wednesday, December 13 | 6pm

Hybrid- Township Municipal Building & Zoom

Woolsey Park Advisory Committee

Thursday, December 14 | 7pm

Township Municipal Building

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Wednesday, December 6 | 7pm


Find more information on all of these meetings including registration links and video recordings of Township Committee Meetings at the Agenda Center. Please note that meeting dates and times are subject to change.

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Important dates

November and December- Leaf collection

  • November 30- Freon appliance pickup day, fee required More info
  • December 2- Rabies Clinic, 9am- noon, Pennington Borough Public Works More info
  • December 7- Blood Pressure Screening, 11am- 1pm, Senior Center
  • December 7- Blood Drive, 2-7pm More info
  • December 11- COVID and Flu Vaccination Clinic, 4-6pm, Pennington Borough Municipal Building More info
  • December 21- Blood Pressure Screening, 11am-1pm, Health Dept
  • December 25 & 26- Township offices closed
  • December 28- Freon appliance pickup day, fee required More info
  • January 1- Township offices closed

All Health events

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

Registration opens November 27

Judging on December 19 & 20

Grab your lights, inflatables, tinsel and wreathes and get decorating Hopewell Township! Join in on the fun for our 4th Annual Decorating Contest! We cannot wait to see all the houses this year! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 scoring houses!

Questions? Contact 609-737-3753 or recreation@hopewelltwp.org


Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Hopewell Township Municipal Building grounds

December 4 | 6pm

Join us as we light up the Community with our Holiday Tree and Menorah. The Womanspace luminaries will be lighting our pathway for the event bringing awareness to their mission. Light refreshments and goodie bags for children will be available while supplies last .


Christmas Spectacular with the Radio City Rockettes

December 6 | 10am - 6pm

Join us for a trip to see the world famous Rockettes in their annual musical holiday show! Arrive in time to get lunch on-our-own before meeting up for the 2pm show. This 90-minute show will feature more than 140 performers and an original musical score. It combines singing, dancing, and humor with traditional scenes.


Community Blood Drive

December 7 | 2-7pm

The Hopewell Twp Health Dept is partnering with Miller-Keystone Blood Center on December 7 for our 1st Annual Blood Drive.


We strengthen our local community by providing life-saving blood products. Blood is needed for the treatment of cancer, during pregnancy and childbirth, for trauma and burn victims, surgical and transplant patients, and many other life-threatening conditions.


Questions? Public Health Nurse Debbie Flanders at 609-537-0238 or dflanders@hopewelltwp.org

Register here


Covid and Flu Vaccination Clinic

December 11 | 4-6pm

Pennington Borough Municipal Building

Sign up using the QR code on go to www.hopewelltwp.org/Dec11Clinic

Questions? Public Health Nurse Debbie Flanders at 609-537-0238 or dflanders@hopewelltwp.org

Register here


The First Noel

American Music Theatre

December 13 | 9:30am-6:30pm

Witness the magic and splendor of the holiday celebration in this show as it features your favorite seasonal and sacred Christmas songs accompanied by a live orchestra.

Before the show, we will stop for lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord and have time to visit their gift shop! 


New York City Holiday Trip

December 17 | 10am-8pm

Explore the city during the most exciting time of the year and leave the driving to us! Take in a show, go ice skating at Rockefeller Center, get your holiday shopping done, or just gaze at the beautiful store windows.  All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Bus will drop off and pick up at Times Square.


New Year Party with Senior Services

Hopewell Valley Senior Center

December 29 | 1pm

Contact Senior Services to register! 609-537-0236 or seniorservices@hopewelltwp.org.



Fall/Winter program guide

Questions? recreation@hopewelltwp.org

or 609-737-3753

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December Senior Newsletter

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Township News and Announcements

The Hopewell Township Police Department has a new website!

The Hopewell Township Police Department is a forward thinking, accredited law enforcement agency staffed with a dedicated team of officers committed to providing the highest level of service to Hopewell Valley. We pride ourselves on our training, education, and professionalism.

This police department strives to ensure that our community has the upmost confidence in its officers to carry out our duty as guardians of Hopewell Valley. 

Learn more- go to the new HTPD site

Check the Expiration Date for Your At-Home COVID-19 Test

The Health Department is reminding residents that the FDA may have extended the expiration date of your at-home COVID-19 test. Check the box for the “Expiration” or “Use By” date. If the date has already passed, click below to find out your at-home tests’ new expiration date using the lot number on the box.

Check your expiration dates

Road Work in the Township Learn more

Community Camera Partnership Program (CAPTURE) with HTPD Learn more

Visit our Website

Happy Holidays!!

Mayor Michael Ruger

Deputy Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning

Committee Member David Chait

Committee Member Kevin Kuchinski

Committee Member Uma Purandare

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