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Sparta Middle School Students Create 20Time Projects

April 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – There is something special going on in Laura Sofen’s eight grade English classes.  In addition to the curriculum, Sofen’s students have been engaged in 20Time projects.

She was inspired by an article she had read about how Google encouraged their employees to use 20 percent of their time developing pet projects. Google supported 20Time projects that have led ...

Newton Boys Lacrosse Loses by One to Hackettstown

April 25, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—After a full regulation game, the Newton High School boys lacrosse team lost 10-9 against Hackettstown on Saturday, when they played them home at noon.

Leading the Braves in scoring was Ryan Vandenberg, who had four goals of his own along with one assist. Vandenberg also grabbed three groundballs.

Matt Krawchuk and Grant Parker each score two goals apiece. Krawchuk got two ...

Newton Golf Team Adds Two Wins to Record

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School golf team won two matches this week as they played against both Pope John and Kittatinny.

The results for both matches are as follows:

Newton vs. Pope John: 174-179

Newton:

Tyler Wilson with a score of 40
John Nitting with a score of 43
Justen Samiljan with a score of 44
James Daley with a score of 47

Pope John:

Brett Parker ...

Newton Boys Tennis Lose By Three to High Point

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys tennis team lost by three against High Point, when they played them home on Friday. The ending score was 4-1.

The results of the matches are as follows:

Singles:

1st singles: Jason Maikis (HP) defeated Kellen Miller (N), 6-2, 6-0

2nd singles: Nikolai Cibenko (HP) defeated Jonathan O’Brien (N), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles:

1st doubles: J ...

Sparta Alumnae Sets Sights on NYC Marathon to Support Team V Foundation

April 24, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School alumnae will be running in the New York City Marathon this November to raise money for the Team V Foundation.  Sara Lucas graduated from Sparta with 12 Varsity Letters having competed in cross country, indoor and outdoor track.

https://www.jimmyv.org/

Lucas had continued her running career at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  ...

Newton Student Collects Stuffed Animals for Sick Children

NEWTON, NJ – A young Merriam Avenue School student is collecting new stuffed animals for the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  Haeleigh Lestz asked her third grade teacher Nik Lasso if she could do a project in class.

Lestz told Lasso she wanted to collect the soft toys because she “felt it was important that the children and their siblings had ...

More Than Just Kindness for Roxbury Student Adored by Tragically Killed Boy

ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laura D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition.

One of those unexpected inklings led Laura and her husband Chris to a jewelry ...

The Halsted Players Present Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. as Their Spring Musical

April 25, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—Just beyond the second star to the left in the sky lies Neverland, the place where Peter Pan and the lost boys live. The place where you never have to grow up. This is the setting for this year's Halsted Player’s spring musical.

Directed by Meg Penny, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is based on the play by J.M Barrie and the 1953 Disney film, with music that ...

Sparta High School Inducts First Class into National Arts Honor Society

SPARTA, NJ – The media center at Sparta High School was packed on Tuesday night for the first induction ceremony of the National Art Honor Society.  The inaugural class had 38 students, including 16 seniors. 

“I am very proud to say that the first induction of the students into the National Art Honor Society was a success,” Principal Janet Ferraro ...

TAPInto Dressage: New Board Members Join Dressage at Devon & More

April 24, 2018

DEVON, Pa. — Kathleen M. Kiesel, MJ, BSN, RN, and Anne Snipes Moss, both of Coatesvillle, Pa., were elected to the Board of Directors of Dressage at Devon (DAD), a non-profit, internationally recognized horse show.

Kathy Kiesel currently works as a Risk Management Coordinator for Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and has been in health care for more than 30 years.

But, in ...

Allegany County Arts & Music Road Rally and Scavenger Hunt

April 24, 2018

The Palmer Opera House & Event Center is excited to present the Allegany County Arts & Music Road Rally and Scavenger Hunt on Saturday May 19!  Follow Clues to Discover Allegany County's Rich Music and Arts Treasures & Preserve & Record the Moments With Your Original "Selfies" and A Smile! Give Your Team A Name - Dress Up - Be Creative - Collect Points For ...

Newton Proclaims April Donate Life Month

April 15, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Town Council proclaimed April Donate Life month at the meeting on Monday, April 9.  Representatives from the New Jersey Sharing Network were on hand to accept the proclamation read by Mayor Wayne Levante.

Kelly Bonventre, manager of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs thanked the council for their support again this year.

“When people are educated ...

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Plane Crashes into Lake Aeroflex in Sussex County Park

April 23, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—A one-manned plane crashed into Lake Aeroflex in Kittatinny Valley State Park around 11:30 this morning.

“I heard the plane cut out, then I saw it turn left and flatten out, and then it landed in the lake,” passerby Justin Leyman said. “It took the rescue crews about a minute or so to get the pilot out of the lake."

The plane was completely ...

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Re-Elect Wayne Levante

April 25, 2018

I have been a tax paying home owner in Newton for the past 6 years.  I met Wayne Levante approximately 1 year ago at an event here in Newton.  I wasn’t expecting much because my interactions and observations of other council members had been rather negative.  I found them arrogant, unapproachable, and uninterested.  To my surprise I found Mr. Levante quite the opposite! ...

Say no to Wayne Levante on May 8th

For those who live in Newton I urge you to vote “no” for Wayne Levante on May 8th. Events within the past few months have demonstrated that Wayne Levante does not have the temperament or people skills to serve Newton. His character and temper is very unbecoming and concering.

Wayne Levante’s ego makes him unfit and unsuited for the job. He does not have any self control. He ...

7 Tips For Using Mirrors in Your NJ Home

Mirror, mirror on the wall, how to decorate with them, if at all? First of all, mirrors serve as the perfect complement to nearly any space, so should definitely be incorporated in your New Jersey home decorating.  Secondly, if used thoughtfully, mirrors add considerable value to a space both aesthetically and functionally. So how should you bring on the mirrors? Team Nest Builder offers ...

You Could WIN a New Roof Through No Roof Left Behind

If you live in Sussex, Morris or Warren County and your home needs a new roof, you’re in luck! Jeff Alte Jr. Roofing & Siding will be giving away a free roof to a family in one of these counties through the national No Roof Left Behind program.

Nominations are being accepted through May 31st online only.  Nominate yourself or anyone you know who needs a new roof. Nominees must ...

Buying a Home Is Cheaper Than Renting in Majority of US

Great news for first-time New Jersey home buyers! The results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 54% of U.S. counties analyzed for the report.

The updated numbers show that renting a three-bedroom property in the United States requires an average of 38.8% of income.

The least ...

Home Buying Myths Slayed

Team Nest Builder wants YOU to know the truths about buying a New Jersey home!

Some Highlights:


The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!


Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers.


88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!


The credit score requirements for mortgage ...

Buy A Home To Build Your Family's Wealth

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. Team Nest Builder wants you to understand what that means for homeowners and their equity positions.

As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home ...

Now’s the Time to Buy Your NJ Luxury Home

House no longer fits your needs? Planning on buying a New Jersey luxury home? Now is the time to do so!

Recently, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing released its Luxury Market Report which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control.  The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds the number of people searching to purchase these ...

Girls are Signing Up for a Summer of Adventure at Girl Scout Camp

April 25, 2018

RIVERDALE, April 23, 2018: There are still spots open for campers to sign up for Girl Scout Summer Day Camp at Jockey Hollow in Mendham Township and Lake Rickabear in Kinnelon. Parents and guardians can check out one of our Open House events, or our online camp brochure, as well as sign up at www.gsnnj.org. Your girl does not need to be a registered Girl Scout to enjoy a summer of adventure and ...

TAPinto Paterson Video: Paterson Police Officer Tamby Yagan Laid to Rest

April 25, 2018

WAYNE, NJ- The precision of well over 1000 police officers coming to attention was a sad reminder of the all too frequent line of duty deaths the profession faces on an annual basis.

According  to “Officer Down Memorial Page”, 135 law enforcement officers lost their lives on duty in 2017.

The pipes and drums played in unison, honor guards raised their flags, a New ...