Arts & Entertainment

June 14, 2021

SPARTA, NJ - Due to anticipated inclement weather, including predicted lightening, the Sparta Elks Lodge,  together with Sparta Police Department have canceled the Flag Day Ceremony scheduled for this evening, "We will celebrate with the Elks at the Independence Day parade, on July 3," Chief ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton has announced opening day for the town pool for residents will be June 15 and for non-residents will be June 28.  Town officials said registration is required for admission.  They said the link to register will be available soon as will additionally details about ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton has scheduled the Miss Newton and Little Mister & Little Miss Newton contest for Wednesday, July 7. The event is normally held in June, but given the pandemic, the town decided to push it out a month to be able to have the best event possible. The event will ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The young musicians at Halsted Middle School held their spring concert on remotely, as they did for the winter program.  “To maintain student involvement and interest in the program as our virtual and hybrid school year continues, students selected their own repertoire for study ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton will be hosting several outdoor events including two concerts and two movie nights this summer. Admission to all events is free and is open to all and will be held at Memory Park will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The first of the two Concert Under the Stars will be ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The high school spring musical will be performed on Cassels field this year.  The students will present their Extraordinary Playlist to the public on June 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. The event will showcase numbers from the past 20 years of spring musicals.  “Sparta High School Musical ...

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Ben was caged with 16 other dogs in the back of a windowless van as it departed Tennessee on Feb. 9, where outside temperatures reached a high of 57.  Ben at the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, after being surrendered by former owner.  Courtesy of TVHS. At 6 a.m. the next day the van ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Spring Musical closed out the month of March, although this year was a bit different, due to COVID-19. Newton High School Seniors who participated in their final production have been interviewed by TAP about how COVID-19 has affected them during this time. This is the ninth and ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is getting ready for pool season.  They are hiring seasonal staff to accommodate the guests.  Part-time seasonal lifeguards will earn $14 an hour.  Applicants must be certified: American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid, American Red Cross CPE/AED for ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Spring Musical closed out the month of March, although this year was a bit different, due to COVID-19. Newton High School Seniors who participated in their final production have been interviewed by TAP about how COVID-19 has affected them during this time. This is the eighth ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Spring Musical closed out the month of March, although this year was a bit different, due to COVID-19. Instead of the regular musical that occurs every spring at Newton High School, this year’s production was a reenactment of the “greatest hits” from the past 10 years. Madison ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Spring Musical closed out the month of March, although this year was a bit different, due to COVID-19. Newton High School Seniors who participated in their final production have been interviewed by TAP about how COVID-19 has affected them during this time. This is the sixth ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Spring Musical closed out the month of March, although this year was a bit different, due to COVID-19. Rebecca McNulty a Newton High School senior has been in the theater program during her high school career. “COVID-19 affected the productions at NHS in that there was no audience ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Spring Musical closed out the month of March, although this year was a bit different, due to COVID-19. Instead of the regular musical that occurs every spring at Newton High School, this year’s production was a reenactment of the “greatest hits” from the past 10 years. The show ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Spring Musical closed out the month of March, although this year was a bit different, due to COVID-19. Instead of the regular musical that occurs every spring at Newton High School, this year’s production was a reenactment of the “greatest hits” from the past 10 years. The show ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Spring Musical closed out the month of March, although this year was a bit different, due to COVID-19. Instead of the regular musical that occurs every spring at Newton High School, this year’s production was a reenactment of the “greatest hits” from the past 10 years. The show ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Theater Program will be showing their greatest hits from the past 10 years of Newton High School musicals. “Join us for a fun-filled re-staging of some of the most entertaining songs, scenes, and dances from the past 10 years of great NHS musicals,” the flyer ...

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SPARTA, NJ - If you missed their first event, Sparta Daisy Troop 98008, a group of first graders from Alpine Elementary school will be hosting a second drive through cookie booth on Sunday, March 28 from noon until 2 pm.  They hosted their first drive through cookie booth on March 6.The ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is partnering with the Newton Fire Department for the First Annual Operation Easter Bunny. On Saturday, March 27, beginning at 11 a.m., the Easter Bunny accompanied by the Newton Fire Department, will be stopping by resident’s homes to deliver Easter gifts to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - This Thursday, Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center in Edison. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the ...

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SPARTA, NJ -   Magnum, a yellow Labrador retriever, was their first dog.  He came from a breeder and died at the age of six after suffering from kidney failure.  That was before kids for Sparta residents Erin and Mike Ryan. “Devastating, because it was my first dog ever,” Erin said about ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Did you check your ticket?  The New Jersey Lottery has announced a second tier winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was sold at the 7-Eleven in Sparta, located at 85 Sparta Avenue. The winning ticket matches five “white ball” numbers drawn on Friday, January 15 for a $1 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Middle School seventh grade band, under the direction of Tyler Vandenberg, put together a virtual concert for their families and friends to enjoy.  The community can enjoy their talents as well.  “We are proud to present this year, the inaugural Sparta Middle School 7th ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The art department at Sparta High School is sharing good news about photography student Thomas Trela.  Trela’s teacher Christy Graham announced his photo titled Pillars “won a prestigious spot in this year’s Drexel Photo Exhibition.” “Out of over 2100 photos entered from around the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School music department did what they always do at this time of year, they just did it a little differently.  The Winter Concerts went virtual but the talent was on display as the community has come to expect.  Instrumental Music teacher Andrew Lopez said 15 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Middle School Glee Club did not allow the health crisis to stop them from spreading holiday cheer.  It’s in their name.  “I have been running the Sparta Middle School Glee club for 13 years and I didn’t want the pandemic to take it away,” Glee Club advisor Elisa Girlando ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Performers from North Star Theater Company shared their gift of holiday carols on Saturday.  The local troupe sang in White Deer Plaza, at Knoll Heights, Bristol Glen, the Homestead and in front of the Sparta Police Department. “We have enjoyed working together as a group to give ...

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NEWTON, NJ —The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present a new event aimed at supporting local dining. “RESTAURANT WEEK: For Takeout!” runs January 18-24, 2021. Generously sponsored by Thorlabs, Lakeland Bank, and T-Mobile, Restaurant Week provides to-go dining discounts to ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The young musicians at Halsted Middle School have been working hard to create a virtual holiday concert.  Undaunted by the challenge of creating a cohesive performance when they are not allowed to practice together, the students are inviting the community to “attend” their show that ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton celebrated the Christmas holiday with the annual tree lighting on Friday, despite the pandemic and the rain storm. Town Manager Thomas S Russo Jr. served as the emcee for the event, joined by Mayor Sandra Diglio, Council woman Helen LeFrois and councilman Matthew ...

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