Shark Parties at Your Local Sussex County Library

June 23, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – Shark parties will be held at every Branch of the Sussex County Library System June 26-28. Targeted to kids entering pre-Kindergarten through third grade, the parties will feature shark-themed stories, games, crafts and snacks. For dates, times and registration stop by your local Branch or go through the Events Calendar link at

Newton High School Choir Ends School Year in Song

NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School members of the choir ended their school year in song as they put on a completely student run show of all their favorite Disney songs.

A Night of Disney, was performed, conducted and created entirely by the students, with the supervision of the choir teacher, Matthew Petrozelli. Petrozelli after three years teaching at Newton, will not be ...

Little Miss, Little Mister, and Miss Newton Winners Crowned for 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The family and friends of the 13 Little Miss, Little Mister and Miss Newton contestants gathered at Project Self-Sufficiency building on the evening of Friday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. The Master of Ceremonies and Town Manager, Thomas S Russo Jr. opened the event.

Russo recognized the 2016 Little Miss Newton Winner, Liliana Flynn, Little Mister Newton Winner, Barry ...

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

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 ...

Newton High School Celebrates “The Final Jazz Band Jam” of the 2017 School Year

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School students who make up the two sections of the Jazz Band, celebrated their final concert of the 2016-2017 school year on Tuesday, June 6.

Under the direction of Steven O’Toole, the Jazz Band was split into two sections, Band A and Band B. This was due to the fact that “there was so much interest in being a member, that this year, there was need ...

Newton High School Choir Student Selected to Perform at Sydney Opera House

NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School student and choir member Jaydeep Mukherjee, under the direction of Matthew Petrozelli, was selected for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at the Sydney Opera House.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished, individual, high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master ...

Those Who Gave All Remembered This Memorial Day in Town of Newton

NEWTON, NJ—The rain storms that passed through Newton on Monday, May 30, did not stop the residents of the Town of Newton from commemorating those who fought for their freedom and paid the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives.

Although the attendance was lighter than in years past, the residents of Newton lined Spring Street in red, white and blue ponchos and umbrellas, waving ...

Sparta VFW Prepares for Memorial Day Parade

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW is busy preparing for the annual Memorial Day parade to be held on Monday, May 29.  This year they are anticipating over 600 people to march the route from Lake Mohawk Marina, down Lake Trail East through White Deer Plaza and up Mohawk Avenue.  Additionally, they are expecting 30 vehicles and 20 motorcycles.

The participants will begin processing at ...

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Witness History as Battle of Short Hills Unfolds at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

June 20, 2017

Union County residents and visitors can partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, when hundreds of uniformed men, women and children stage a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Short Hills.

The two-day event covers everything from dramatic clashes with British regulars to the everyday ...