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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 ...

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

April 18, 2018

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 ...

Newton Council Proclaims April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council proclaimed April 2018 will be “Child Abuse Prevention Month” as they have in years passed.

This year, the proclamation was read aloud by Mayor Wayne Levante, stating the following:

“Whereas, child abuse and neglect is a complex and ongoing problem in our society, affecting many children in Sussex County; and

Whereas, ...

Centenary Is Reserve Team At ANRC Nationals; Andrade Is High Point Rider

April 19, 2018

HERNDON, Va. — Centenary University was the reserve champion team  at the 2018 American National Riding Commission, (ANRC), Championship held at Frying Pan Farm Park, April 10 to 15.

Competing teams are composed of four student-riders, two student-grooms, four of the University's top horses, and two coaches Michael Andrade's consistency throughout all phases also helped ...

Travels Update - Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

April 16, 2018

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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 ...

Area Girl Scouts Donate Care Packages to Overlook's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center

SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health.

The donated boxes are to help patients cope during treatment.

The Pediatric Eating ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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!

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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 ...

Try The Rustic Industrial Decor Trend In Your New Jersey Home

The “Rustic Industrial” home design trend is everywhere these days. Contrasting textures and natural elements mixed with metals help keep this style family-friendly.  Want to bring this look into your New Jersey home? Team Nest Builder provides ideas here for how to put your rustic industrial space together (and offers an OPEN HOUSE in a newly-listed rustic industrial ...

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 ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!

 

Vernon Township Retirees Who Inspire Fitness and Fun for Seniors Honored with Top Metro YMCA Award

April 19, 2018

Retirees Ann and Ray Fedorisin, unofficial health ambassadors at the Sussex County YMCA, weren’t always active seniors.

“We were well on our way to becoming committed couch potatoes,” Ann Fedorisin said. That changed in 2011, when her husband’s cardiologist told them their health insurance would cover a month of wellness coaching at the YMCA, she said.

The Vernon ...