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Town of Newton Lights up the Holiday Season with Annual Tree Lighting

December 11, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The residents from all over Newton gathered on Friday night at 5 p.m. despite the chilly weather, to begin the holiday season by lighting the tree in front of the town hall.

Singers from Merriam Avenue School, directed by Ray Stocker, sang Christmas favorites like “Run, Run, Rudolph” and “Donde Esta Santa Claus”.

Choir members from Halsted Middle ...

Sparta German Christmas Market 2018 Brings Crowds

SPARTA, NJ – While the weather was not optimal, crowds showed up for the 17th annual German Christmas Market.  The boardwalk, club house, Elks Club and grounds were bustling with families and friends shopping, eating, drinking, enjoying entertainment and a visit with Santa.

On Friday evening Lake Mohawk Country Club members got a preview.  Saturday, with warm temperatures ...

Sparta Begins Celebrating Christmas

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta will begin celebrating the Christmas season this week end with a number of family friendly events.

The German Christmas Market will be open to the public on Saturday December 1 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday December 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The German Christmas Market will be held on the Lake Mohawk Country Club boardwalk, inside the club house at all ...

Sparta High School's Shacappella to Hold Holiday Party Karaoke

SPARTA, NJ — Sparta High School contemporary singing group Shacappella has been busy entertaining people throughout the district this year. The unusual name is derived from Sparta High School a cappella.


"It's so special to be able to make beautiful music using our voices as our only instruments," singer Stephanie Downes said. "I love spending time ...

Wizard Con Makes its Second Annual Appearance in the Town of Newton

NEWTON, NJ—Spring Street transformed after the annual holiday parade with the help of the magical merchants of Newton, into this years’ Wizard Con event, this past Saturday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters sponsored the event, helping Newton get the most out of small business Saturday by selling tickets to the event goers. This was in hopes that there would not be as much congestion ...

Newton Enters Holiday Season With Annual Holiday Parade

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the sun hiding behind the clouds all day, the rain held out and the town of Newton was able to put on its annual Holiday Parade on Saturday. Residents from all over Sussex County lined Spring Street in their festive red and green colors.

The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Holiday Parade, which is traditionally held the Saturday after ...

Road Closures for Sparta Education Foundation Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta Police Department reminds the community the Annual Sparta Education Foundation's Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving, November 22.  The 5K and one mile run will begin at 8:15 a.m. East Shore Trail from White Deer Plaza to Spear Terrace will be closed to thru traffic during the race.

Police advise residents to expect delays on the surrounding ...

Newton High School Presents its Fall Production 'Radium Girls'

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School cast of the 2018 Fall Production is comprised of 10 students who play multiple parts.  

Brendan Scullin. is directing this play is inspired by a true story about the “Radium Girls” tracing the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.

The story centers on Fryer, played by ...

Building Up the Sparta German Christmas Market

SPARTA, NJ – The elves were busy on Monday on the Lake Mohawk County Club boardwalk building the huts for the annual German Christmas Market.  This year the market will be open on December 1 and 2.

With 150 vendors in 160 spaces and a host of other attractions, “this is probably the largest Christmas Market anywhere,” according to Helena Bould, the German Christmas ...

Sparta VFW Announces Annual Christmas Tree Sale

SPARTA, NJ – It’s never too soon to think about where you will get your Christmas tree.  The VFW will be holding their annual Christmas Tree sale beginning every weekend beginning the day after Thanksgiving.

Hours of operation:

Friday 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Veterans and First Responders will get a 10 % ...


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Christmas Concert at Sparta United Methodist Church

November 17, 2018

Sparta United Methodist Church presents a special evening of music to begin the Christmas season! Selections from the Heavenly Metal Ringers hand bell choir will be followed by the choral cantata Sing Joy to All the World by Lloyd Larson. The concert will be accompanied by musicians from the Hanover Wind Symphony and will close with a carol sing.

Join us on December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and December ...