Thursday, September 1, 2022


September 1, 2022

Mayor Andrew Nowick

On the morning of September 2, 2021, I went out into the City and discovered the extent of the wreckage and the pain. I listened to people tell their stories and I tried to figure out how to help. But it seemed too big to me and I felt an internal stumbling, which was soon corrected by the sight of a neighbor trying to get his refrigerator out the door and down the steps. I went to help and found how straightforward it was.

A few people asked me in the following days if I still wanted to be the Mayor—a bit of dark humor, I suppose. I unfailingly replied, “Of course, because whether it’s the best day or the worst day or anywhere in between, it’s about people.” I wouldn’t presume to know what this day is for any one of you, but I do know people are what got you through the worst of Ida: strangers, family, teenagers, emergency personnel, neighbors, city staff, volunteers, elected officials.

At tonight’s City Council meeting, the Governing Body will commemorate the first anniversary of hurricane Ida with a moment of silence and a few reflections from your elected leaders. The Governing Body will then vote to award three large construction projects to repair our roads and stabilize our creeks. With good weather, this work should be complete by year’s end. As well, our “Remembering Ida” project starts today and runs through the month of September. It’s a moment to grieve what is lost, to further our healing and recovery, and to experience the resilience of our community. All are encouraged to participate.

Most of us now recognize we live in a changing climate. Despite the worry and the uncertainty this reality portends, we can always be assured that people will be there to help and comfort in times of crisis. Until the next event, let us do our best to prepare as individuals and as a community.

Wishing you well,


The Native Plant Sale is Back!

Lambertville Goes Wild is sponsoring the annual native plant sale on
Saturday, September 10
10am to 2pm at Cavallo Park
2 Mount Hope Street Lambertville, NJ

Learn more on the Lambertville Goes Wild Facebook page and their website!

Ever notice that bright pink house?

It’s home to the Kalmia Club, a women’s organization whose mission includes enhancing personal growth and friendship through social, educational,
cultural and civic programs.

Whether you are new to the Lambertville area or a long-time resident, you are welcome to join! The best way to make friends and get involved is to join a committee, attend the monthly programs, and participate in a fun activity.

The Kalmia Club offers a variety of activities to meet the aspirations of all members.

The club also organizes special events, like the
Annual Hidden Gardens of Lambertville tour!

Click here to visit the website and learn more.

Please consider joining or attending a meeting (no obligation) to see
what we are all about! Next meeting: Fall Social on September 12, 6:45pm

3 Day Halloween Spectacular

“Halloweenville” will be getting extra spooky at the ACME Screening Room this year.

We want to welcome you to the first annual Lambertville Halloween Film Festival!

Mark your calendars. We’ll see you there - if you dare!

Click here for tickets and more information

Today I Learned

Eventually, on September 1st, 1985, the wreckage of the Titanic was finally located off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

So are we ready to let go of the Titanic? Not quite. There have been many schemes proposed to bring it to the surface, including filling the wreck with ping-pong balls, injecting it with 180,000 tons of Vaseline, or using half a million tons of liquid nitrogen to encase it in an iceberg that would float up to the surface.

In the Know

Remembering Ida: We invite everyone to share photographs, artwork, or written words that illuminate the experience of Ida and the resilience thereafter.

Drop off items at City Hall during any open hours. In addition, the City’s website will host a virtual display of social media posts that use the hashtags
#Lville Rising and #RisingTogetherNJ.