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Wed, October 6, 9:00 AM

Sparta Public Library, Sparta

Coffee with a Cop at Sparta Library

Police & Fire

Add to My Calendar 10/06/2021 9:00am 10/06/2021 11:00am America/New_York Coffee with a Cop at Sparta Library

Enjoy a good cup of coffee and a snack with a chance to meet and talk with Sparta Police Officers. On Wednesday, October 6 the Sparta Library will host the annual event from 9 until 11 a.m.

Coffee is to be provided by Cloveberry. A craft table will be available for “younger” members of the community.

Sparta, NJ 07871

Thu, October 7, 11:30 AM

Family Promise of Sussex County, Newton

Coffee and Conversation: Family Promise of Sussex ...

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 10/07/2021 11:30am 10/07/2021 2:30pm America/New_York Coffee and Conversation: Family Promise of Sussex County Open House

We are just over a week away from our Annual Open House! Please join us October 7th between 11:30 - 2:30. Whether you're familiar with our agency or are brand new, we would love to visit with you for a while! Stop by on your lunch break or stay the whole time. Either way, we hope you can make it!

Coffee and Light Refreshments will be provided by: Starbucks of Franklin, Holland American ...

19 Church Street Newton, NJ 07860

Sun, October 10, 9:00 AM

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church , Sparta

Shepherd of the Hills - join us at 9 AM for our ...

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 10/10/2021 9:00am 10/10/2021 10:30am America/New_York Shepherd of the Hills - join us at 9 AM for our in-person worship service and Sunday School

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church — 246 Woodport Road, Sparta, 973-729-7010.

Join us at 9 AM for our in-person worship service and Sunday School for Children in grades K-5 (CDC guidelines observed), or view our worship service live on our YouTube Channel

Confirmation classes will now be on Thurs. evenings, once a month ...

246 Woodport Road Sparta, NJ 07871

Sun, October 10, 11:00 AM


Newton Fall Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/10/2021 11:00am 10/10/2021 4:00pm America/New_York Newton Fall Festival

Join us on Spring Street as the leaves are turning colors for the Annual Fall Festival! The Town of Newton and the GNCC provide a fun family-friendly day each year, where you can find…

Classic car show
1950’s costume contest
Live music
Crafters, artists and other local vendors
and more!

Free admission! Fun for all ages!

Please note: Any outdoor gathering ...

Spring Street Newton, NJ 07860

Sun, October 10, 11:00 AM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

6th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/10/2021 11:00am 10/10/2021 3:00pm America/New_York 6th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show

Sparta Historical welcomed all to its annual car show featuring unique and interesting vehicles from 1900 to 1995. This year's theme is "Orphaned Cars" (car models no longer made). Food by VFW available for purchase. People's Choice Award returns. Event includes open house at the Van Kirk Homestead Museum. Complementing its fall homespun art exhibit, for this day only, ...

336 Main Street Sparta, NJ 07871

Sun, October 10, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

The Creative Spirit: Homespun Arts


Add to My Calendar 10/10/2021 1:00pm 10/10/2021 4:00pm America/New_York The Creative Spirit: Homespun Arts

Sparta Historical Society's fall exhibit at Van Kirk Homestead Museum explores an era long before frequent home box delivery, even before department stores. We will concentrate on a time when cloths and other necessities were made at home, 1820-1920, focusing on homemade textiles: quilts, coverlets, lace, spinning, weaving and clothing. FREE

336 Main Street Sparta, NJ 07871

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These are the Times That Try Men's Souls

These are the Times That Try Men’s Souls… 

By Joseph Labarbera, Major US Army Retired Vice Chairman-Communications, Sussex County GOP 

I’m a former Infantry Soldier, U.S. Marine, U.S. Army strategic planner, 5x combat veteran and I never thought I’d see a day where I would believe the fringe’s prophesies of a civil war in my own nation. Until now I ...

Sparta Police: Phone Tip Leads to DWI for Sparta Man

December 3, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – Acting on a tip of a possible drunk driver called into Sparta Dispatch Officer Chris Botta found the black Mazda CX3 that had been reported  On November 28 around 1 a.m. Botta stopped Robert Adams, 43 on Seneca Lake Road.  After speaking with the driver, he was asked to perform field sobriety tests, police said.

Adams was also found to have a suspended ...

Sparta Police: DWI for Man Sleeping in the Park After Dark

SPARTA, NJ- A man found sleeping in Sparta Glen has been charged with drunk driving.  On November 30 around 10 p.m. Officer Chris Schanstra was sweeping the park when he found Branchville resident Ryan Bode, 42, behind the wheel of a black Nissan Titan, police said.

Schanstra also found an open can of beer in the cupholder, police said.  After getting backup, Schanstra woke Bode and ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Fall 2021

Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Our commitment to the safety of our patients and team members has ...

How To Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market

How To Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market


The game of chess can provide incredible lessons to apply to all aspects of life, including the homebuying process. Chess requires you to plan and think about your strategy from the very beginning of the game.

The homebuying process, like chess, requires strategy and planning. Here are a few things to keep in mind ...

Oroho, Testa Appalled by Murphy’s Latest Attack on Law-Abiding Gun Owners

December 4, 2021

Senate Republicans Steve Oroho and Mike Testa chided Governor Phil Murphy for his assault on gun rights during a morning press event in Metuchen.

“Governor Murphy continues to disregard the constitutional rights of legal gun owners,” said Oroho (R-24). “The Governor’s rush to push through his anti-gun agenda in the lame duck session is a political ploy to curry favor ...

Woodworking Organization Donates Toys to Project Self-Sufficiency

The public is invited to attend a demonstration of the traditional art of woodturning on Saturday, December 4th, 10:00 a.m., at the Peters Valley School of Craft Wood Shop.  Members of the Water Gap Woodturners will create magic wands, spinning tops, yo-yo’s, and ball catchers for donation to the Season of Hope Toy Shop, the local toy drive spearheaded by Project Self-Sufficiency to ...

An Open Message to the Community from the Sparta Education Association

December 5, 2021

We are the Sparta Education Association. We are the paraprofessionals, secretaries, teachers, nurses, trainers, school counselors, child study team, specialists, therapists, and librarians. Every day, we spend almost 8 hours with your children. We teach, guide, help, and support them in a million different ways. Many of us coach and advise for hours before and after school as well.

You may ...


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Barbara Renee Goldberg, resident of Roseville, Ca. passed away peacefully at Wayside Care center ...
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New Farm Stores Brings Congressman Gottheimer to Newton

December 1, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – A unique store opening in Sussex County brought Rep. Josh Gottheimer up for a visit. The Farm Stores, located on Main Street next to the Dollar General has opened its doors - and windows for business.

The former bank has been transformed into a red and white drive-thru, walk-up convenience store, adorned with the franchise mascot a black and white cow. Proprietor John ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

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10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...