Sparta Police Lead the Way with Juvenile Offender Interventions in Sussex County

August 8, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Police Department’s practices used in dealing with first time juvenile offenders are now being expanded thanks to a grant created by Det. Sgt. Jeffery  McCarrick.

The $27,563 grant is through Sussex County and the Center for Prevention. McCarrick said he had been working on the grant since 2018 with Sussex County Council on Juvenile Justice ...

Newton Medical Center Launches Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Program for Heart Attack Patients

New Program Expands Hospital’s Cardiac Services to Better Serve the Community  

Atlantic Health System’s Newton Medical Center today announced the launch of its percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program in its newly enhanced cardiac catheterization lab located in the Charles L. Tice Heart Center. This new service will allow patients to be treated on-site, thus leading ...

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Sun, August 16, 10:30 AM

Paintings of j. Lecarre in Unity's Featured Artist Gallery, Lafayette

Exhibition of Paintings of j. Lecarre

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Sun, August 23, 10:30 AM

Paintings of j. Lecarre in Unity's Featured Artist Gallery, Lafayette

Exhibition of Paintings of j. Lecarre

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Sun, August 30, 10:30 AM

Paintings of j. Lecarre in Unity's Featured Artist Gallery, Lafayette

Exhibition of Paintings of j. Lecarre

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Black Lives Matter Rally on Grounds of Former German Youth Camp in Sussex County

August 7, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—Approximately 100 people gathered at Hillside Park in Andover for a peaceful Black Lives Matter Rally last Saturday.

Despite the heat, from noon to three, a dozen people spoke, sharing poems, songs and their personal feelings and statements about the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Newton High School 2014 graduates and life-long Andover residents Marina ...

Sparta Gets Two New Flag Collection Boxes for Retired Stars and Stripes

August 10, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – Retired American flags will receive the treatment befitting the symbol.  Sparta residents have two new flag collection boxes to dispose of flags no longer fit to fly.

Sparta VFW Commander Peter Litchfield said the township manager William Close had facilitated getting the new boxes.  He said the old one was an old post office letter collection box with a broken ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

New Jersey Hall of Fame to Induct Fanwood's Gerry Cooney, and with Eli Manning, Charles Addams, Cissy Houston, Others

August 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and ...

A Growing Tribute of Condolences to State Senator Ron Rice on the Passing of His Wife of 35 Years

(NEW JERSEY) - Elected officials and political leaders from all over the state are sending in words of condolences to State Senator and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, Ronald L. Rice (Newark) on the sudden passing of his beloved wife of 35 years, Shirley Rice. Mrs. Rice passed away unexpectedly on the morning of August 4, 2020. Shirley Rice, a long time champion for collegiate ...

2020 Sparta West Mountain Community Garage Sale Sponsored by Team Nest Builder

Got Junk? Our Team Nest Builder 2020 Community Garage Sales are coming to a neighborhood near you! Sparta West Mountain's Garage sale is being held 9/19 from 9-4pm rain or shine! The RSVP date of 9/12 is coming up quick!! All Sparta Mountain households are invited to participate! Please visit https://tnbgaragesale.com/seller-participant-registration to register today! ...

Sparta Nursery and Garden Center: 20% Off Annuals

August 13, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – Annuals are 20% off while they last at Sparta Nursey and Garden Center.  The shop at 163 Woodport Road also has a wide variety of house plants and shrubs and trees.

They are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday.

The Beat Goes On

"In matters of the heart it is always better to want something you don't have than to have something you don't want."
~ Patti LaBelle

Something Old

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially wearing a mask. Especially from six feet away.

My daughter, after weathering separation from her first real love while away at school, discovered that their virtual relationship apart ...

New Jersey Hall of Fame to Induct Fanwood's Gerry Cooney, and with Eli Manning, Charles Addams, Cissy Houston, Others

August 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and ...