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Sparta Softball's School's Out Tournament Hits a Home Run

June 25, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – The town was swarming with softball players over the Father’s Day week end as the Sparta Softball program hosted their 18 annual School’s Out Softball Tournament on 10 fields.  The weather was just right for the New Jersey and New York teams that traveled to Sparta.

Play began on Thursday evening and ran through extra innings on Sunday night’s ...

Roxbury Food Pantry to be Helped by Lake Hopatcong "Christmas in July" Celebrations

July 23, 2016

ROXBURY, NJ – As the region bakes beneath a so-called “heat dome,” a group of Lake Hopatcong businesses is asking people to revive their dormant Christmas Spirit on behalf of area charities including the beleaguered Roxbury Food Pantry.

Camp Six, Inc., the owner of The Windlass Restaurant, Lake Hopatcong Cruises, Alice’s Restaurant, Lake Hopatcong Golf Club and Main ...

The Need to look at the Human Dimension of the Military

July 24, 2016

In 1970, there was draft for the Vietnam War.  My draft number was 356 near the bottom for recruitment.  Today, there are many more threats. We have the Chinese and the Russians near our coasts routinely, and we have action in the South China Sea and the Pacific over Chinese development of islands of sand, as well as terrorism and cyber attacks..

 

I have read numerous ...

Is Your Sunscreen Doing What It Should, and Are You?

By JOANNA HAYDEN PHD, CHES

A study published in the JAMA Dermatology last week found that 4 out of 10 sunscreens don’t meet the sun safety guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology, regardless of their price. The biggest problem – the sunscreens didn’t meet even the minimal 40 minute water and sweat resistant criteria.

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Driving in Jersey

       Once you get the basics down driving an automobile anywhere on earth is all the same. Huh! Don’t you believe it. The pleasure or stress of driving is directly proportional to what those other motorists are doing. In North Carolina there’s 1 registered driver for every vehicle on the state’s books. In New York there’s one and a half drivers ...

Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta Awards $3,000 in Scholarships

July 21, 2016

The Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta (JWCS) is pleased to announce that three scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, have been awarded to local female high school seniors.

Jessica Amick, of High Point Regional High School, and Erica Di Santi and Bridget Higdon, both of Sparta High School were the 2016 award winners.

As a reflection of the JWCS mission, awards were based primarily on ...