Newton District Says Farewell to Teacher Librarian After 17 Years

June 23, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—After 38 years as a professional Teacher Librarian, 17 of which were spent in the Newton District, Wendy Whipple was bid farewell on Monday, June 19 at the Newton High School Class of 2017 graduation.

Whipple’s career began in 1978, when she spent four years at the Sussex County Library serving as the Branch Coordinator and supervising the planning and construction of ...

Newton School Icon Retires After 20 Years, Leaving Behind a Legacy

NEWTON, NJ— Newton said goodbye to the man who created the mantra, Trust, Respect, Support, or TRS, that will forever live on throughout all of Newton. On June 19 Kurt Walton bid farewell the the district he served for 20 years.

Walton “has defined and maintained a positive school climate at his core for the past twenty years," Newton High School ...

Graduation for Newton High School Class of 2017

NEWTON, NJ—Surrounded by their friends, families and teachers, the class of 2017, made up of 181 students, celebrated their graduation on Monday night.  Due to the rainy conditions, the graduation was held inside. Newton High School has only had a total of five inside graduations over the past 15 years.

After the graduates processed in with the teachers and Board of Education ...

Newton Fire Department Hosts Annual Steak Bust

June 15, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—As the sun was shining and despite multiple activities going on throughout the county, the Newton Fire Department had a large crowd attend its annual Steak Bust event on Saturday, June 3.

“This year’s turnout was a bit lighter due to having the event later in the spring than previous years and other competing events in the area,” said Rich Dayermanjian, the ...

Newton's Merriam Avenue School Ends School Year With Some Fun

NEWTON, NJ—The students and staff at Merriam Avenue School ended the school year with fun, color, and style.

On Friday, June 2, over 500 students from kindergarten up to fourth grade participated in the annual Field Day event held at the school.

“Field Day was organized by Mr. Down and Mrs. Waldron and me”, said one of Merriam’s gym teachers, Scott Zymet, ...

Second Annual Stand Down for Veterans Held at Sparta Free Evangelical Church

SPARTA, NJ - Free Evangelical Church in Sparta was the sight of a Stand Down for veterans on Saturday.  Community Hope and Pass-it-Along sponsored the event that hosted more than 75 veterans.

The veterans were served a hot breakfast.  They also had the opportunity to get a haircut, clothes, an HIV test and learn about numerous veteran's ...

Shark Parties at Your Local Sussex County Library

June 23, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – Shark parties will be held at every Branch of the Sussex County Library System June 26-28. Targeted to kids entering pre-Kindergarten through third grade, the parties will feature shark-themed stories, games, crafts and snacks. For dates, times and registration stop by your local Branch or go through the Events Calendar link at

Newton High School Choir Ends School Year in Song

NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School members of the choir ended their school year in song as they put on a completely student run show of all their favorite Disney songs.

A Night of Disney, was performed, conducted and created entirely by the students, with the supervision of the choir teacher, Matthew Petrozelli. Petrozelli after three years teaching at Newton, will not be ...

Little Miss, Little Mister, and Miss Newton Winners Crowned for 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The family and friends of the 13 Little Miss, Little Mister and Miss Newton contestants gathered at Project Self-Sufficiency building on the evening of Friday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. The Master of Ceremonies and Town Manager, Thomas S Russo Jr. opened the event.

Russo recognized the 2016 Little Miss Newton Winner, Liliana Flynn, Little Mister Newton Winner, Barry ...

Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

June 21, 2017

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Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.


Montville 4th of July Celebration

The city of Montville is ...

'Surf the Sidewalk' in Surf City Opens Up Saturday

SURF CITY - The newly formed Surf City Business Cooperative will kick off a special event that will be held throughout the summer called “Surf The Sidewalk."  The initial event will be this Saturday June 17.

The cooperative will hold the event every Friday through December. The group seeks to promote and stimulate tourism and commerce in Surf City.  The group has great ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend

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Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

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Sparta Police: Newton Woman Charged with DWI

June 24, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Broken license plate lights on a Newton woman’s car caught the attention of a Sparta Police Officer Tom Herd on Sparta Avenue on June 17 at 3:10 a.m.  Herd turned around and followed the 1999 Honda being driven by Jamie Garcia, according to police.

Garcia, 25, was unable to say in her lane as Herd followed, “constantly crossing the double yellow ...

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Sparta Police: One Car Accidents Leads to Drug Arrest

June 11, 2017

SPARTA, NJ –  A Newfoundland man is facing multiple drug charges after losing control of his car on Route 15. On June 4 around 6:14 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Steve Guido went to Sparta Junction responding to the report of a car accident, according to police.

A 2003 Volvo, driven by George Medina had hit the curb and crashed into the guide rail, becoming disabled.  When the ...

When is Enough, Enough? An Example of Bureaucratic Indifference

June 23, 2017

We have all had experiences with the unpleasantries of bureaucracy whether on the municipal, county, state, or federal level.  It can be very frustrating which no doubt is partly responsible for the associated negative stereotypes involved.

None of us enjoy having to “jump through “certain hoops.  If we are honest with ourselves, there are times when we are impatient and ...

Catch the Final Days of the Strawberry Harvest Festival!

It’s strawberry fields forever with a load of family fun mixed in at Alstede Farms' Strawberry Harvest Festival in Chester this Saturday and Sunday, June 24th and 25th from 11am-5pm.  So get out of your New Jersey home and into the sunshine! 

Jump on the scenic hayride and head to the pick-your-own strawberry fields to grab the juiciest, freshest strawberries around.After ...

Sparta United Methodist Church Thrift Shop Holds Half-Price Sale

June 23, 2017

The Thrift Shop of the Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Avenue, is holding a HALF-PRICE SALE from Wednesday, JULY 12 through Saturday, JULY   15. 

ALL ITEMS IN THE SHOP WILL BE HALF PRICE.  All proceeds support local, national, and global charities. 

Shop Hours:  Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 ...

Roxbury Man Wants Something Done About Unwanted Tossed Newspapers

June 24, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the Internet, print newspapers have been declining for a decade. There’s at least one Roxbury resident who won’t miss a method used by the struggling industry to stay afloat: The free sample paper thrown on front yards.

That person is Emil Ruesch of Landing. He came last week to a Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting and spoke his mind.

“I’m here ...