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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: Failure to Go on Green Leads to DWI

December 7, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – A Summit resident faces drunk driving charges after being seen sitting at a traffic light as it cycled from red to green and back to red.  On December 4 around 4:30 a.m. Officer Brian Porter was stopped behind Alexander Weitzner, 27 in a black Audi at the intersection of Limecrest and Lafayette Roads, police said.

When the light turned green, Weitzner rolled forward a ...

Lane and Road Closures Scheduled All Week for Route 15 North and South Near Weldon Road Bridge

JEFFERSON, NJ- Beginning 7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7 through Friday, December 10 drivers on Route 15will be affected by lane and shoulder closures in both directions north of the Weldon Road bridge.  The closure will be for work to be done by JCP&L according to an announcement by New Jersey Department of Transportation. 

In addition to the lane closures, traffic will be ...

Why It Just Became Much Easier To Buy a Home

Why It Just Became Much Easier To Buy a Home

Since the pandemic began, Americans have reevaluated the meaning of the word home. That’s led some renters to realize the many benefits of homeownership, including the feelings of security and stability and the financial benefits that come with rising home equity. At the same time, many current homeowners have decided their ...

Three Atlantic Health System hospitals earn 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital award for outstanding quality and safety

December 8, 2021

Highlighting their nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, three Atlantic Health System hospitals were named Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group. Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were named Top Teaching Hospitals, and Chilton Medical Center was named a Top General Hospital.

Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as ...

Boat Filled with Toys Arrives at Project Self-Sufficiency

Branchville business owner Sherri Cecchini and her staff recently towed a 2022 MasterCraft XT21 21-foot-long ski and wakeboard boat packed with toys and gift cards to Project Self-Sufficiency.  The boat’s arrival is part of the annual “Stuff the Boat” initiative on behalf of the Season of Hope Toy Drive.  This year, the Stuff the Boat effort was coordinated by Off ...

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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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, ...

The Value of Sponsorship

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course they sponsor to show their public support.  But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are ...

Enjoy an Active Holiday Season with These 5 Outings

The holiday season brings family gatherings, memorable traditions, and lots of delicious food! If you’re looking to incorporate more active events and outings this season, there are plenty of ways to enjoy festive cheer while getting out of the house and moving!

We’ve collected five simple and fulfilling ways that you can make this holiday season an active one, so get ready to plan ...

Creative Stocking Stuffers That Won’t Break the Bank

The stocking hung by the fireplace stuffed to the brim with goodies is an iconic symbol of Christmas. They sit there just waiting to be dumped out all over the floor. And, be honest: Who wants a pair of white socks or a bag of candy coal?

These stocking stuffers are sure to bring out a “ho ho ho!” from young and old alike! From tech to coffee to fun and games for kids of all ages, ...

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 ...