Arts & Entertainment

May 25, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—The Little Miss & Little Mister Newton event will go on this year but not as usual.  As with the Miss Newton pageant, the youngster version will be held virtually.  Applications are being accepted until noon on Thursday, May 28 and must be emailed to the recreation department or ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The health crisis will not stop the annual Miss Newton Pageant.  The new Recreation Coordinator for the town Gigi Regolizio said the pageant will be held virtually.  The event will be held on Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m. As in past years the winner will earn a $1,000 scholarship.

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NEWTON, NJ—The Easter Bunny cannot be kept away.  While all the town Easter egg hunts and Easter related activities have been canceled, Newton still wants the children of the community to know that the Easter Bunny is here. The Town of Newton Recreation is offering personalized e-mail messages ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The magical Easter Bunny of Newton made its appearance earlier than expected as Easter eggs popped up on Dogwood Drive. Nealy a dozen colorful paper eggs were hung on telephone poles and trees lining both sides of Dogwood Drive from Robin Place to the end where it met up with Pine ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The community of the town of Newton is trying to spread the message of hope around the town while staying inside their houses. The Town of Newton recreation is asking for all residents of Newton to help spread hope and gratitude via their Facebook page. “Heartfelt thanks to all our ...

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SPARTA, NJ –With the state having ordered take out only for all restaurants, the Mohawk House is taking it a step further.  A mobile butcher shop has been set up on site at the Mohawk House. What used to be "farm to table" is now "truck to trunk."  Steve Scro is offering meat from Pat LaFrieda; top ...

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NEWTON, NJ - More than 20 restaurants in Newton continue to serve their patrons with several take out options.  Restaurants were tagged in the latest round of restrictions put in place by Governor Murphy in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.   The following restaurants are offering ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sussex Library buildings will be closing Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. The library will continue to support digital options for patrons. The electronic resources include: Ebooks and eAudiobooks  Tumble Books for Children- including fiction, non-fiction ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Sparta High School stage.  After nearly three months of work the cast and crew is excited to present this magical fairy tale to the community. In her 19th year as director/producer at Sparta High School, Angela DeLuccia said,  “The Sparta High ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Fire Department is putting on its 14 Annual Operation Santa this year and the final days to participate are coming up quick. Operation Santa will take place on Saturday. December 21 beginning at 2 p.m. Santa will be stopping by your home on a fire truck to deliver your gift to ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton invited the community to join the annual tree lighting event on Wednesday, December 11. The event, which was rescheduled from Friday, December 6 due to the power outages in town, will take place at Town Hall at 5: 30 p.m. There will be choirs from the schools ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton and residents from all around the county braved the cold on Spring Street  for the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Holiday Parade. “This is a magical and fun event for all in attendance. Each year, it grows larger and more festive,” an event organizer ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Annual Holiday Parade is taking place on Spring Street on Saturday, November 30. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. will close Spring Street until 2 p.m. There will also be a Gingerbread House Contest this year. Entries for the contest can be dropped off at the Newton Theatre ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department was filled with tigers and bears on Wednesday as the scouts from Franklin Cub Scout Pack 90 were given a tour.  Bear Den Leaser Ashley Phillips worked with Lt. John Lamon to help the scouts complete requirements for earning their rank, Phillips said. More ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School presents its fall drama, Clue on stage, this upcoming weekend. Senior Mikey Topher, who plays Mr. Boddy said that this show was different than the previous productions.  He is performing on stage but had a hand behind the scenes as well. “I’ve built more in ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ—Halos For Angel’s charity fundraiser, Fright Factor has now been open officially for two weeks. In the past two weeks, the charity has raised over $5,000. This past weekend, October 11- October 13, the haunted house set a new record in the amount of money raised on a single ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Midas is holding a Trunk or Treat event on Halloween, October 31 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Community members are invited to joint the event's with a car decorating contest. According to Kerry Thompson-Mueller, “Local businesses have donated some amazing prizes.” Thompson- ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School will host the second Family and Community Connection Event on the turf field and track, Thursday, October 3. The Newton School district community is invited to participate from 6 until 8 p.m. Children are welcome to attend with their parents for “fun, ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Tim Parker has traveled throughout the world, and along the way has photographed thousands of photos. Many of those photos will be on display at Sussex County Community College in Newton through the end of October. The long-time Sparta resident has won numerous prizes for his ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton will hold the fourth annual Classic Car Show on Spring Street.  On October 13 Spring Street will become a Fall Festival with: Classic Cars Live Music, Pie Contest, Face Painting, Vendors and Crafters, Kiddie Hay Bale Maze, 50’s Costume ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Hundreds flocked to the Annual Taste of Newton event, held on Spring Street on Monday, September 9. The event, which ran from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m., included 15 different restaurants who shared some of their local dishes and drinks with the event goers. The restaurants that ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The new theater group chose their name carefully.  North Star Theater is looking to remain focused on the goal of providing a positive theatrical experience for participants.  Board member and Sparta High School Band Director Deborah Gianuzzi said they have worked hard before “opening ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  A Sparta High School student has been participating in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Arts Education summer intensive with the “Tap Dance Kid” Savion Glover.  Mia Brady will be performing at the NJPAC’s Victoria Theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 13 to ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Calling all photographers.  The fall Sussex County photo contest is going on right now with a deadline of October 25, 2019.  Photographers of any age are invited to submit photos of something in Sussex County. The contest is meant to highlight Sussex County’s quality of life ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, partnering with Division of Senior Services, Municipal Alliance, and the veterans Committee, will be sponsoring a veterans’ outreach program in conjunction with Friendly’s Restaurant titles “Veterans Cruise Night”. The event ...

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NEWTON, NJ—There are still plenty of things to do in Newton this summer, even without the pool.  With the help of Recreation Supervisor Michelle Estremera and Town manager, Thomas S. Russo Jr. the Town of Newton has been working on non-aquatic events to keep its residents busy this summer.  Mark ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Thorlabs will be hosting the “Concerts under the Stars” free summer series starting this weekend. Concertgoers are invited to bring snacks, along with their pals and positive attitudes to the Sussex County Community College Connor Greene, where the concerts will take place. The ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The summer pool program, which involves a bus going from Newton to Hackettstown Pool four times a week, has expanded, according to Town Manager, Thomas S. Russo Jr. The program, funded by a $12,000 donation from Thorlabs to the Town of Newton Recreation Trust Account and the donation ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Arts Committee is all set to present the Summer Concert Series 2019.  Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs to the free weekly performances beginning July 5 at the bandshell behind Mohawk Avenue School.  The 2019 summer line up: July 5 Murali Coryell, July ...

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NEWTON, NJ-- Family and friends of the Little Miss, Little Mister and Miss Newton contestants gathered at The Newton Theatre Arts Academy eartlier this month. The judges selected 2019 Little Miss Newton winner is Rachel Mary Velez. The 2019 Little Mister winner is Bradley Stockton, and the 2019 ...

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