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Sparta High School Inducts First Class into National Arts Honor Society

April 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The media center at Sparta High School was packed on Tuesday night for the first induction ceremony of the National Art Honor Society.  The inaugural class had 38 students, including 16 seniors. 

“I am very proud to say that the first induction of the students into the National Art Honor Society was a success,” Principal Janet Ferraro ...

Newton Senior Enjoy Spring Luncheon Before the Spring Musical

NEWTON, NJ—Newton seniors were treated to lunch before the show last week.  In conjunction with the Newton High School spring musical “Tommy” the senior residents gathered in the cafeteria at the high school for the bi-annual Senior Luncheon.

The Spring luncheon, as is the case the fall luncheon, are both put on for the seniors in town by the Newton ...

Ready Set, Road Show! Southern Ocean Chamber Prepares for Party Planning Tour on April 22

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its 10th Annual self guided wedding and party planning event.

This event is packed with professionals, giveaways and one of a kind access for all things needed to throwing a celebration.

Looking for the perfect destination to hold a milestone celebration? Weddings, reunions, parties of all kinds can always ...

Newton’s First Ever Easter Fun Night a Success

NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton held its first ever, Easter Fun Night on Friday, March 23 and the turnout was egg-celent.

The event was held in Firehouse #1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and had multiple stations for children in attendance to enjoy, along with an appearance from the Easter Bunny himself.

One of the popular stations was egg dying.  There were 720 eggs donated ...

Newton Residents Hopped on Over to Annual Easter Egg Hunt

NEWTON, NJ—Although the venue changed from last year and despite some snow still being on the ground, Newton celebrated its annual Easter Egg Hunt, with a large turn-out too.

In the past, the hunt was done on the upper field at Memory Park, however, due to snowy, muddy conditions, the hunt was relocated to Newton High School’s turf field.

The hunt was set up ...

Newton High School Presents The Who’s “Tommy” as Spring Musical

NEWTON, NJ—Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album conceived and composed by Pete Townshend, The Who’s “Tommy” is an “exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit.

Directed by Brendan Scullin, theatre teacher at Newton High School, with help from music director, Adam Good, the choir teacher, and band conductor and band teacher at newton, Stephen ...

Sparta Middle School Students Perform 'High School Musical'

SPARTA, NJ – The auditorium at Sparta High School is a busy place this week as Sparta Middle School students prepare for their spring musical.  The curtain will rise on the production of “High School Musical Junior” on March 22, 23, 24 at 7 p.m.

“Being in the show is amazing,” Alexander Yerofeyev said.  “I can’t wait to perform in front of an ...

Newton’s Spring Street Turned Green for a Day for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the semi-chilly weather, residents from Newton, Sparta, Andover, Green, and all over Sussex County gathered on Spring Street, dressed in green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

This year was Sussex County’s 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and had over 941 people marching in it, 79 vehicles, six floats and about 45 animals.

The ...

Newton's Party After the Parade

NEWTON, NJ - After the parade, the party will continue in a great number of Newton restaurants and shops in the area.  Please patronized these community businesses:

The Barrel House,
Between the Bread,
Black Dog Books,
Bon Appetit and Costa Rican Coffee
Charcoal Moon,
Decades of Memories,
Downtown Dollar,
Maxwell's and Molly's Closet,m
Recollectables,
Robin ...

Center for Prevention Hosts 4th Annual Recovery Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Party

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling will be hosting its fourth annual Sober St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

“Often times, many people associate the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol filled parties, creating a barrier for families or people in recovery to have a fun and safe, ...

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The 37th Annual Black Maria Film Festival Set to Arrive in Sparta this Spring

April 20, 2018

Sparta, NJ  – Train Creative is pleased to announce a showing of the 37th Annual Black Maria Film Festival at the Sparta Train Station on June 15 with a screening and Q&A, marking the first time that the film festival has been featured in Sparta, NJ.

Since 1981, the Black Maria Film Festival, an international juried film competition, has been celebrating and preserving the ...