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Agenda for Newton Board of Education May 22 Meeting

May 22, 2018

NEWTON, NJ - Agenda for the Newton Board of Education May meeting to be held at the board offices at 57 Trinity Street at 7 p.m.  

Safety and Securty Summit at Sparta High School to be Held on Saturday

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta School District will be hosting a Safety and Security Summit on Saturday, May 19.  The community has been invited to attend.

The event will be held at Sparta High School and will feature keynote speakers Superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi, Sparta Police Chief Neil Spidaletto, Dr. Thomas Gambino of the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of ...

Newton High School FFA Holds Second Grader Day

NEWTON, NJ – Busloads of elementary children took over the FFA building last week for their annual Second Grader Day.  The Newton High School students, in their FFA jackets hosted the young students giving them a tour of the facilities and several hands on experiences.

The second grade students were able to pet a calf and suggest a name for the young cow.  They learned about ...

Newton Boys Tennis Team Loses to Rival Kittatinny in First Round of Tournament

May 22, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys tennis team lost in the first round of the NJSIAA, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1 tournament on Friday, when they played Kittatinny.

Newton entered the tournament as the 13-seeded team and took on Kittatinny in Round 1 who was the fourth-seeded team. The final score was 1-4.

 

Newton Lacrosse Team Lose Four in a Row Before Tournament, Lose in First Round

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School team lost four games in a row last week before they played in the NJSIAA tournament at the end of the week.

On Monday they lost 7-16 against Randolph, on Tuesday, 1-16 against Jefferson, on Thursday, they lost 8-10 to Warren Hills and on Saturday, they took on Parsippany Hills and lost a close game 9-10.

The Vandenberg brothers, Kyle and Ryan led the ...

Newton Boys Golf Team Wins Against Vernon for Second Time This Season

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys golf team hosted Vernon on Tuesday and won 157-172. This is the second time Newton beat Vernon this season. They also played them away on May 10 and won 179-193.

The results of the matches:

Newton:

Tyler Wilson with a score of 35
Sal Bidot with a score of 39
John Nitting with a score of 40
Justen Samiljan with a score of ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

May 18, 2018

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Town of Newton to Partner with Home Repair Loan/ Grant Program

NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture to host an event explaining a program that provides money for home repairs.  The event about grant and loan programs will be offered to all of the public.

The event will explain the USDA Rural Development platform which includes section 504 home repair loans and grant program.

The ...

A Mother's Day Story

HOLMDEL, NJ:   There's a saying we've all heard, 'you can choose your friends, but not your family members'.  Well for the Field family in Holmdel, they have a different tale to tell. It's a story about family, the selfless love of two mothers, and about dreams coming true. Holmdel's Darlene Field says, "While on vacation in the Caribbean Island of Sint ...

Local Students Bring Home Hardware from Masters Cup Taekwondo Championships

May 10, 2018

CRESSKILL, NJ – Students from Pride Martial Arts recently participated in the 2018 Masters Cup Taekwondo Championship.  Several Sparta residents were among the winners at the event in Cresskill on April 28.

Michael Tonner-Mintier: First place in form, First place in breaking
Ava Rockey: First place in form, Third place in breaking, Second place in Sparring
Alex McCann: Second ...

NJ Equine Artists Association Show Kicks Off In Stockton, N.J.

May 22, 2018

STOCKTON, N.J. — New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association’s eighth biennial national juried show and sale, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” opened with a public reception on May 20 in an historic saw mill in Prallsville Mills.

The historic site, that now serves the arts community and cultural events is located at 33 Risler Street, (Route 29) Stockton, ...

Will Triple Crown Fever Lead Your Travels to the Belmont Stakes?

May 20, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

Menendez, State Health Department Outline Efforts to Curb Spike in NJ Lyme Disease Cases

May 22, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - With Lyme Disease cases rising at alarming rates across New Jersey, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and State Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Mountain Way Park in Parsippany today to discuss efforts to stem the tide, and to raise awareness.  New N.J. Department of Health (DOH) data show the highest number of reported Lyme diseases cases in the state in nearly ...

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Sparta Police: Drunk Brooklyn Man Asks Police to Shoot Him

May 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Brooklyn man was taken for observation when he asked police to shoot him after having crashed his car down an embankment on County Road 517 near the Sparta Middle School.  On May 17 around 2:06 a.m. Sparta Police Officers Brian Porter and Timothy Lynott found Joshua Lindland of Brooklyn asleep in the driver’s seat of a gray Audi against a tree, police ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 23, 7:00 PM

Livingston Community Center (lower level), Livingston

NJ-11 Congressional Candidates Debate, hosted by ...

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Sat, May 26, 12:00 PM

The Stanhope House Main Stage, Stanhope

Jar Jams Entertainment Veterans Benefit w/ ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Sun, May 27, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

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Life Along the Wallkil River

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Thu, June 21, 2:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Summer Afternoon Garden Soiree

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Sun, June 24, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

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Sparta High School Photography Student Takes Top Prize in CCM Competition

May 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School photography student took home the top honor from the County College of Morris sixth annual photography competition from over 600 entries. Three other Sparta students also earned honorable mention in the event sponsored by the CCM Photo Club.

Reese Vanduk, a senior, earned first place for her interpretation of this year’s theme of ...

Republican Party Values

May 21, 2018

Campaigns are interesting things.

Throughout the process, my opponents' supporters have labeled me a "political prostitute", "pimping" a message as a "spokesperson". I've been in a public meeting when referred to as a "lackey" who 
"belongs in a cage like the animal you are".

It's been said directly to me by a ...

Ethical Or Political Stunt

On May 9th Sussex County Freeholder Director Jonathon Rose announced formation of the Sussex County Transparency Committee. A committee established to monitor the ethics of County politicians.  

Alarming is what was left out of this announcement. Besides naming the dynamic duo Lazzaro and Graham, two other names show cause for curiosity. Jonathon never acknowledged, nor did he ...

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now?

 

Bottom Line


According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds.


According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32.


More and more ‘old millennials’ (25-36) now realize homeownership is within their grasp now!

Are YOU ready for ...

Find Your Dream Home During Our DOUBLE Open House Weekend!

The forecast for this weekend is rain, rain, and more rain---so why not spend your time touring your new home?  Team Nest Builder offers 2 wonderful Open Houses this weekend, PLUS a new listing for you to check out via video tour!

27 Hilltop Trail, Sparta

Step into your own fairytale with this Lake Mohawk, storybook-sweet 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom gem! Gather in front of the rustic ...

Help Feed Hungry Sussex County Families Through Foodstock

Did you realize food pantry shortages INCREASE during the summer months? Decreased donations and increased need due to the summer break from school lunch and breakfast programs leave many Sussex County families hungry.  

Enter Foodstock:  an annual spring countywide food drive started 15 years ago through the coordinated efforts of Pass it Along, United Way of Northern New Jersey, ...

3 Tips for Making Your Home-Ownership Dream a Reality

 

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Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check = one of the best ways to save without thinking much about it.


Living within a budget right now helps you save money for down payments while also paying down other debts holding you back.  What are you willing to cut back on to make your dreams of homeownership ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft

May 22, 2018

On display are exceptional examples of contemporary crafts by Peters Valley School of Craft’s resident artistic staff and visiting instructors.  The eclectic show features objects in metal, ceramics, fibers, fine metals, photography, woodworking, and mixed media, reflecting the array of courses offered at the school. Opening Reception June 2nd 5-7pm.

10-Year Old Boy Battling Cancer Receives Generous Donation From Randolph Hockey Family

May 20, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real life battles off the ice there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the Randolph Varsity hockey team, when they came together to deliver good wishes and ...