Sparta Police: DWI for Sparta Man with Three Kids in the Car

September 15, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – An anonymous call to the Sparta Police Department led to the arrest of a Sparta man in Station Park. On September 11 around 9 p.m. Officer Jon Poon responded to the report and found Peter Chlodnicki, 55 sitting in a car, police said.

Three children were also in the car.  Poon made arrangements for them to be driven home, police said.

After speaking with Chlodnicki, ...

Sparta Police: Car in Rainbow Park Gets Driver DWI

SPARTA, NJ- A Sparta man was charged with drunk driving after police found a car near the basketball court in the middle of Rainbow Park, a "pocket park" in Lake Mohawk. On August 25, around 9:30 Officer Mike Poon found William Greenlaw, 62 in a silver Toyota Prius, police said.

When Poon asked Greenlaw why his car was in the park.  The driver did not have an answer, police ...

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?


If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that ...

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If you notice Spotted Lanternfly eggs, it is important to remove the eggs or call your local Department of Agriculture to report your findings. To remove Spotted Lanternfly eggs yourself, complete the form on this page, and we will mail you a FREE Spotted Lanternfly Egg remover. Read below for a few tips for DIY egg removal:

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North Star Theater Company Presents 'Fuddy Meers' at Cornerstone Playhouse in October

September 24, 2021

Ogdensburg, N.J. -- North Star Theater Company’s production of the dark comedy, “Fuddy Meers,” is set to open at Cornerstone Playhouse at 74 Main Street in Sussex this October. 

Performances will take place Oct. 1-3, 8-10. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 3 p.m. 

Christa Piper directed this production of David ...

Local Agency Thanks Retiring Board Member for her Tenure

Project Self-Sufficiency Board of Directors Member Nancy Jacobus, whose tenure stretched back to the agency’s 1986 founding, was recently honored at a festive retirement event.  Jacobus, often hailed as Project Self-Sufficiency’s “longest-serving” board member also volunteered in several capacities at Domestic Abuse & Assault Intervention Services (DASI) over the ...

Disputes Michael Schnackenberg's Letter about Overdose Awareness Vigil

September 15, 2021

The Many Lies of Michael Schnackenberg 

Something is rotten in the State of Sussex - enter left-wing radical blogger Michael Schnackenberg. This time he is using addiction as a political hit piece. He continues to perpetuate false narratives and blatant lies against elected County Commissioners and state legislators. This is the same individual who openly calls for killing of elected ...

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Sun, September 26, 9:00 AM

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church , Sparta

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Religions And Spirituality


Sun, September 26, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

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Newton Woman Charged in Paterson Murder Conspiracy

September 23, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – A Newton woman was arrested last week on murder charges according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office. Jenna Peselli, 24 was the fifth person to be charged in the conspiracy that led to the murder of 21-year-old Newark resident Jose Figueroa, prosecutor’s office said.

Peselli surrendered to Paterson police on September 13 where she was charged with murder ...

Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!


This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.


Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...