Arts & Entertainment

The Season has Begun for Sparta's Lake Mohawk Ski Hawks

84dfe131e222a3f780ad_IMG_9166.JPG
Sparta Ski Hawks perform double three high pyramids at the Memorial Day show on Lake Mohawk Credits: Jennifer Dericks
2a63dbb95f8c935e5656_IMG_9098.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
2ab12a6d3c09d6e59ae2_IMG_9099.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
4c1eea2009cdef5e6b1c_IMG_9101.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
47ceb44f1e033c4a36b3_IMG_9103.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
f335c4ba8980f116ff06_IMG_9105.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
70fb79d5d92f26e0c003_IMG_9107.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
46e2d6f4020319311722_IMG_9114.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
6d06c3a2b7ae6962eb0d_IMG_9115.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
8bc6b3dc92a2f2b52e71_IMG_9118.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
92a46871b26b28ad9fb9_IMG_9119.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
9b71630af91e878e2f32_IMG_9122.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
1a11e5af5b2e2c901dc5_IMG_9126.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
1ba366cd5a1504aa428b_IMG_9127.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
30672e3e7519cb429d54_IMG_9129.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
77d8e5f73980396b97c0_IMG_9130.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
5747ad2b7b6f02925dd4_IMG_9131.JPG
4e96bf41935ef679e84b_IMG_9136.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
ba9d8bc7aa299be04df9_IMG_9139.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
725ef8d54a262585c9b4_IMG_9198.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
33cc9b96a1dc42bfc0d3_IMG_9201.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
32d889358b40a094535b_IMG_9206.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
1a92bdb31a548385e0c5_IMG_9207.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
7dec14f94e1e5befc1b1_IMG_9209.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
75b31f82e178ee6608a8_IMG_9214.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
4d60db81ef384baf935f_IMG_9160.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Dericks
84dfe131e222a3f780ad_IMG_9166.JPG

SPARTA, NJ – If you did not come out in rain on Memorial Day, you missed the first Ski Hawks show.  The team, made up of skiers of all ages, put on a show of skill and strength on two skis, one ski, off a ramp and up onto the beach.  The show culminated in a double three high pyramids, successfully executed on their first try according to Ski Hawk Donna Jenkins.

If you would like to get a taste of what they do, the team practices on Lake Mohawk, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. until dusk and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon.

The next opportunity to catch a show will be on July 4 and then again on Labor Day.  They will have shows weekly after July 4 but the all of the locations have been announced.  On July 16 the Ski Hawks will be performing on White Meadow Lake. 

Sign Up for E-News

The team will travel to Northampton, Massachusetts on July 29 and 30.

The skiers braving the cold rainy weather that day were:

  • Chris, Evie and Lincoln Andres
  • Jack and Mary Kate Armstrong,
  • Tom, Liam, Stuart Askin
  • Bill, Courtney and Brooke Askin,
  • David and Matt Boffa,
  • Megan and Melissa Chiesa-Rupani,
  • Alyssa Devaney,
  • Delaney Forziati,
  • John, Olivia, Claire and Kaylie Gallagher,
  • John and Kevin Garrity,
  • Mike, Carter and Grace Higgins,
  • Todd Hubley,
  • Damon Jenkins,
  • Jack and Riley Maldonado,
  • Catherine Marussich,
  • Bryan Millikin,
  • Michael Mysh,
  • Bob, Lauren and Mike O’Connor,
  • John, Kendra, Patrick and Courtney Payne,
  • Tony and Lindsay Pugliese,
  • Anna Rodriguez,
  • Paul Schwesinger,
  • Julia Smith,
  • Karly Swenson,
  • Erin Takach,
  • Mike and Jessica Whittam,
  • Greg and Marigrace Yuskatitis

The Ski Hawks have a whole team working behind the scenes as well.  One driver Damon Jenkins also skis and is the Show Director.  Michael Whittam Sr is a second driver with Tara Rodrigues and Patty Payne in the boats as spotters.

The pickup boat driver is John Lindfors, paired with spotter Robin Gallagher.

Working on the dock is the trio of Rita O’Connor, Eric Takach and Margit Siadik.  Mike O’Connor, Lisa-Marie Pugliese and Lindsay Pugliese are the Rope Coordinators. 

Orlando Rodrigues was on the beach with the microphone announcing the events.  Mark Marussich provided the musical to accompany the show. Jennifer Jenkins, Sharlene Andres and Natalie Chiesa-Rupani are the team’s costumers. 

The Ski Hawks are a family comprised of families.  Several team members have family members in the water and boats, on the docks or the beach.  They invite the community to join them on Lake Mohawk.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Newton

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

Carousel_image_8a19d072e4460f0203bf_project_help

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

Education

Sun, June 10, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Thu, June 21, 2:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Summer Afternoon Garden Soiree

Home & Garden

Sun, June 24, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Carousel_image_2cec67206897437ad29b_sparta_historical_society

Sun, August 26, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Sussex County Views: The Art of Toni Chaplin

Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Ethical Or Political Stunt

May 20, 2018

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 ...

Support for Fantasia and Hertzberg for Freeholder

Dear Editor:

My name is Stephen Skellenger, and I’m writing what is my first Letter to the Editor to emphatically endorse Dawn Fantasia and Josh Hertzberg for Sussex County Freeholder. With these two, you are going to get uniquely-qualified individuals who exemplify servant leadership.

Josh is someone who seems to me to be a person who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone.

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

 

Here's Highlights:


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 ...

New Data Shows May is the Best Month to Sell Your Home

According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May nets you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value for your home.

For the study, ATTOM performed an “analysis of 14.7 million home sales from 2011 to 2017” and found the average seller premium achieved for each month of the year. Below is a breakdown by month:

ATTOM even ...

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 ...

We Do This Work Because We Care

May 19, 2018

Sussex NJ – We Do This Work Because We Care

Project Help, Inc., is a 501(c)3 Charity whose mission is to help veterans and their families during difficult times. They assist veterans in New Jersey’s seven northern counties in getting back on their feet. 

“We work very hard to be able to sustain our veterans as they struggle with the many issues that are holding them ...

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 ...