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Newton High School FFA Holds Plant Sale

May 17, 2022

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School’s FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is hosting a plant sale staring May 23 and continuing until supplies last.

Starting next Monday, every day after school from 2:35 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. FFA members will be in the green house selling plants.

Plants available include:

12-inch Euro Hangers ($20 each):

Petunia (Mix & ...

Happy Birthday to Newton's 105-Year-Old Jennie Switzer

NEWTON, NJ – About 100 people gathered on Monday to celebrate Jennie Switzer’s 105th birthday.  Family members Adam McDavitt and Rob McDavitt, Frank and Bernadett McDavitt and Katherine Switzer were on hand to share cake, cards and hugs with their amazing mother and grandmother.

Rising to address the people at her party Jennie said, “All I can say is thank you ...

Interactive Paulins Kill Watershed Watcher Workshop to be Held at Newton's Memory Park

NEWTON, NJ – The Paulins Kill Watershed Watchers will be holding a workshop in Memory Park on June 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Attendees will learn how they can help with the final stages of the large scale floodplain reforestation project, according to town officials.

The educational, interactive stewardship event will include:

Survivability data collection,
Tree tube and ...

Sea Oaks Purchased to Become LBI National Golf & Resort

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The owners of Renault Winery Resort has announced the purchase of Sea Oaks Country Club and Golf Resort. The 200 acre property was in bankrupcy for several years, and was sold this past Monday. 

The new owners Accountable Equity based in Egg Harbor plans to renovate and update the property. It will be renamed LBI National Golf & Resort plans to open course on ...

Town of Newton to Hold Senior Spring Lunch

The Town of Newton Recreation Commission is inviting Newton’s senior residents to their Senior Spring Lunch.  The event will be catered and Newton native Gina Marie Jones will be providing the entertainment.

Reservations for the May 14 can be made by calling 973-383-3521 x 247 by May 9. Space is limited.

The lunch will be held at Newton Firehouse #1 at 22 Mill Street.

The Spirit of Easter Shines on the Town of Newton

NEWTON, NJ—The sun was shining on Saturday, as kids from all over the town came to the Newton High School turf field for the annual Easter egg hunt.

The Easter Bunny was in attendance and took pictures with the kids as well as gave them each an egg filled with jellybeans.

Some lucky egg hunters won special prizes if they found a golden ticket in their solid-colored egg. Prizes ...

Raincoats and Umbrellas Instead of Bonnets at UNICO 2022 Easter Egg Hunt

SPARTA, NJ – Neither rain, nor cold, nor wind could keep the intrepid egg hunters from the annual UNICO Easter egg hunt.  With the sound of a horn precisely at 11 a.m. fewer than 100 children with baskets and bags, raincoats and boots charged onto the fields behind Mohawk Avenue School.

The odds were good; there were 2000 to 3000 plastic eggs filled with candy.  Some of the ...

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Honoring Our Heroes at the Memorial Day Parade

May 17, 2022

The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that its traditional Memorial Day Parade returns to Newton this year. The parade, which begins at Lower Spring Street and proceeds down Spring and Moran Streets to Memory Park, kicks off at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 30.

Hosted by The Town of Newton, the parade aims to honor our service men and women while paying tribute to the ...

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If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right now, homebuyers want three things:

To be the winning bid on their dream home
To buy ...

Newton Police Department Offers 'Coffee with a Cop'

May 17, 2022

NEWTON, NJ – The community is invited to enjoy Coffee with a Cop on Thursday at Hayek’s Market.  The officers will be available to chat beginning at 10 a.m. at the Mill Street shop.

According to Newton Police Department the event is meant to “break down barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 22, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

The Best of Van Kirk Museum

Education

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Sun, May 22, 3:00 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Sparta Scout Troop to Hold Open House

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May 28, 1945 - Nov 18, 2021
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Some Facts About Sodexo - Serving Sparta Schools for 28 Years

May 17, 2022

Hello, an actual Sodexo employee here! I was disappointed to read the Letter to the Editor from May 16 titled “The Untold Truth about Sodexo School Lunch”. First, I refer you to stateofchildhoodobesity.com for current statistics. Poor mental health over the last year cannot be contributed to Sodexo’s food, it can however be contributed to the effects of a global ...

The Untold Truth About Sodexo School Lunch

Childhood obesity rates have tripled since 2016, 664,000 people have gained mental health issues since last year. And there will be more plastic in oceans than aquatic life by 2050. Unfortunately they are all related. And it leads back to Sodexo school lunches, here is why: 

The recent trend of thousands of schools across America switching from their original lunch to using a company ...

Another Dog Bitten by Bear in Sparta

May 16, 2022

SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear.

“The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff McCarrick said. He said when they let the dogs out they ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Breast Cancer Survivors Invited to Celebrate

May 20, 2022

Breast cancer survivors are invited to a unique celebration of life at Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, June 4th, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The Survivor Celebration will feature break-out sessions, lunch, music and interactive exhibits.  A keynote presentation will be offered by therapist, author and motivational speaker Diane Lang.  Music will be provided by Sue ...

Sparta High School Students Hold Concert to Benefit Food Pantry

Sparta High School junior Remi Coleman and a group of his friends are holding a concert on June 1st, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Sparta High School at 70 West Mountain Road in Sparta.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Sparta Food Pantry.  

Musical acts will be local bands including The Creator Wolfe, Dumpster Babies, Lifeboat, Sarah Kosker, and a special performance by Alex ...

Van Kirk Museum’s Spring Exhibit is Open 5/22 & 6/12

Sparta Historical Society presents “The Best of Van Kirk Museum” open on both Sunday, May 22 and June 12 from 1-4pm as the Van Kirk Homestead Museum’s spring exhibit.  Sparta Historical itself is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and this exhibit draws heavily upon its Museum’s impressive group of rare historic objects through its collection gifts and purchases.

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...