TOP LOCAL NEWS

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 High School Baseball Blanks Jefferson

April 19, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys baseball team shut out Jefferson 8-0, when they played them away on Wednesday.

Gianni Pereira led the Braves in RBIs, going 1-for-3 with a double knocking in four runs.

Also leading the Braves, Dylan Testa going 3-for-4, scoring two runs and earning an RBI.  Alex Stone, who went 2-for-2 at bat, scoring two runs with a ...

Newton Softball Lose to North Warren

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls softball team lost 6-1 to North Warren on Wednesday, when they played them home at Memory Park.

Riley Scuralli, who went 1-for-1, was the lone Brave who scored with a hit from Sierra Dunn who went 1-for-2 and got the only RBI in the game.

Hannah Roessler went 1-for-2, Petrina Herold went 2-for-3 and Abigail Wittig went 1-for-3 with a ...

Newton Boys Lacrosse Team Demolishes High Point

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys lacrosse team demolished High Point 18-2 on Tuesday, when they played them away.

“Our game was a great game for us both offense and defense,” head coach Brian Bennington said. “We came together as a team”.

“Matt Krawchuk lead the offense with five goals on the attack,” Bennington said. Kyle Vandenberg made ...

Newton Student Collects Stuffed Animals for Sick Children

April 22, 2018

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 ...

Sussex County Veterans Can Sign Up for Discount Card for Local Restaurants and Businesses

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Veterans can get an ID card that entitles them to special discounts on meals, goods and services.  The program is offered through County Clerk Jeff Parrott’s office in collaboration with Sheriff Michael Strada and Sen. Steve Oroho. 

The card is free, similarly sized to a credit card. It easily fits into a wallet, eliminating the need to ...

Sparta High School Inducts First Class into National Arts Honor Society

April 20, 2018

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 ...

Local College Equestrians Head To Harrisburg For IHSA Nationals, May 3-6

April 22, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania national Horse Show (PNHS) will welcome the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships to Harrisburg and the Farm Show Complex, May 3 to 6.

The IHSA is comprised of over 400 colleges and universities and 10,000 members across the U.S. and Canada.Teams are traveling to nationals from schools in New Jersey, New York and ...

Travels Focus - Rogers Center Offers WNY Fans a Taste of Major League Baseball

April 22, 2018

TORONTO, ON -- The start of the Major League Baseball season means summer is drawing closer. While there are no MLB teams to follow in the Greater Olean or Buffalo areas for summer, a trip across the border to Canada leads to the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East.

The Rogers Centre, where the Blue Jays play, is regarded as one of the unique venues of baseball.

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 ...

Center for Prevention Announces New Prevention Initiative

NEWTON, NJ-- The Center for Prevention and Counseling announced a new prevention initiative addressing alternative approaches to pain management in older adults.

Sussex County residents are invited to the inaugural event “Your Health and You … What You Need to Know About Taking Control of Your Total Wellness,” on Tuesday, April 24. 

This event will be held at the ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Newton

Sparta Police: License Plate Trouble Uncovers Suspended License and Warrant

April 11, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A man driving a truck without a license plate was arrested for having an outstanding $2500 warrant.  On February 42 around 8 a.m. Cpl. Craig Grauerholz stopped Elioesal Gomez driving gray Ford pulling a trailer driven, police report.

The 25-year-old Salem resident was taken into custody when the warrant from Plesgrove was discovered.  Gomez’s license had been ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 29, 3:30 PM

Codey Arena, West Orange

Girls Try Hockey Free Clinic

Sports

Fri, May 4, 7:00 PM

Sparta Evangelical Free Church, Sparta

Veritas Christian Academy presents The Music Man

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_1d32c56f1d9651d97a4d_4571683b0fc541ec405e_360_x_300_image_for_website_posts_copy

Sun, May 6, 7:00 AM

Liberty State Park, Jersey City

11th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for ...

Health & Wellness

Sun, May 13, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Sun, May 27, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Sun, June 10, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Sun, June 24, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

The Issue of Alternatives to Elected School Boards

April 14, 2018

The time of electing local school boards should come to an end. According to the National School Boards Association, “the local school board is a critical public link to public schools. Whether elected or appointed, school board members serve their communities in several important ways. First and foremost, school boards look out for students. Education is not a line item on the school ...

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 ...

Buy a Home NOW Before Mortgage Rates Climb Higher

Whether you’re a buyer searching for your first home, or a homeowner looking to move up to your next home, Team Nest Builder knows you should pay attention to where mortgage interest rates are heading.

Over the course of 2018, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates increased from 3.95% in the first week of January to 4.40% in the first week of April.

At ...

6 Simple Decorating Tricks for Your NJ Home

Ever watched “Trading Spaces” and wondered, “How do they pull together a beautiful room so quickly?”  Team Nest Builder knows! Read on for these 6 simple decorating tricks from the newly relaunched “Trading Spaces” stars.  You’ll be amazed at what a difference they make in your New Jersey home!

Let Your Heart Choose Your Art

Laurie Smith ...

Clean Your Closet and Help Sussex County Children By Donating Shoes

You know those shoes in the back of your closet that scream.”I grew up watching “Friends”’? Team Nest Builder wants to help YOU get rid of them while doing good for Sussex County children, through the Sojihuggles Children’s Foundation.

Now through May 15th, donate your gently worn, used or new shoes to help underprivileged children in Sussex County while ...

Want to avoid gaining weight? Don’t diet!

Researchers aiming to identify lifestyle factors related to weight management followed more than 4,500 young adults (average age 24) for ten years. At the end of the study period, 77% of the men and 72% of the women had gained weight. The lifestyle factors associated with no weight gain among the remaining 23% of the men and 28% of women were regular eating patterns (not skipping meals) and no ...

Marijuana’s Real Deal: The Impact on our Environment, Roadways, Workplace and Youth

April 22, 2018

The Center for Prevention and Counseling announces its Spring Conference to be held at Red Tail Lodge, Vernon, NJ on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 8:30am until 3:00pm. Featured keynote speaker is Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., President and CEO, Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Dubbed by NBC News as “ the prodigy of drug politics,” author, consultant, advisor to three U.S. presidential ...