Arts & Entertainment

September 12, 2018

AUGUSTA, NJ - The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton has been moved to the Conservatory at the Sussex County Fair Grounds.  It will be held on Monday, September 17 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.

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NEWTON, NJ - Once again rain has caused the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton festival will now be held on Monday, September 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

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NEWTON, NJ - Due to inclement weather the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce annual Taste of Newton will be held on Tuesday, September 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. according to town officials

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SPARTA, NJ - It's not just clams at the Sparta VFW annual clam bake next Saturday, September 15. The menu will include  hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage and peppers, corn on the cob, salad and dessert. According to Commander Peter Litchfield, a number of Sparta organizations are supporting ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Police Department, Fire Department, ambulance squad, dispatch, Community Emergency Response Team or CERT and Office of Emergency Management, or OEM will be holding an ice cream social on Friday, September 7 from 5 until 9 p.m.  The community is invited to the site of ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton will be hosting their third Annual Fall Festival.  This year, in addition to activities for young and old, vendors, live music and blacksmith demonstration the event will feature a classic car show. Children can enjoy a hay bale maze and face painting.  There will ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Art Muse NJ is an art organization that began in northern New Jersey this past May. The group is made up of co-founders Vincent Buchinsky and Denise Cocciaro Cohen, as well as exhibition chair, Ralph Porter. Art from the group, which is made up of 13 artists’ work, is displayed ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Sussex County is, once again, holding a seasonal photo contest.  Winners could have their photo included in county communications and online throughout the year.  The subject of the photos should be highlighting quality of life, spaces and places in Sussex County, according to ...

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NEWTON, NJ-The Power of Cheese will be this year’s theme for The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce annual Taste Newton set to take place on Monday, September 10.  Spring Street will be closed from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. for the local restaurants, caterers and businesses to share their fare. In ...

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BRANCHVILLE, N.J. — Students of local music teacher Elisa Girlando have been taking home the first place trophy from Sussex County’s Got Talent since 2014, this year was no exception. The annual competition was restructured this year to create age divisions and eight students, self proclaimed “Team ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The Town of Newton will be showing Despicable Me 3 on August 10 at 8 p.m. at Memory Park. Admission is free.  There will be food trucks and picnicking will be allowed but no alcohol will be permitted. Jumanji will be shown of August 24 at Memory Park. 

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NEWTON, NJ — The Center for Prevention & Counseling will host a sober event called “Journey Through Arts & Music,” or JAM on Saturday, August 11 beginning at 6 p.m. This completely sober event is held on the second Saturday of every month and is open to the public. It is held at the ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials have cancelled session three swim lessons.  The statement included an apology to anyone interested in the session.  They explained “due to lifeguard exit dates for the 2018 pool season, we cannot accommodate the two week session.” Any questions can be ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The Newton Theatre drew a crowd on Monday afternoon. U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer was joined by Town Manager Thomas S. Russo, Jr, ThorLabs President Alex Cable, Sussex County Chamber of Commerce President Tammie Horsfield across the street from the theater to cut the ribbon to ...

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SPARTA, NJ — There are a number of activities going on this weekend.  Taco Night at the Sparta Elks has been moved to next Saturday. The Sparta Elks are holding Taco Night on Friday, July 27 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the boardwalk room. The cost is $5 per person for tacos, Margaritas are ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Here are a couple of things to do in Sparta July 20-29 On Friday evening the 2018 Spartan Arts free Summer Concert Series continues with a performance by Billy Hector at Dykstra Park from 7 to 10 p.m.  Rain location is Mohawk Avenue School. Tickets for a drawing for St. Moritz ...

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SPARTA, NJ — More than 20 area children went back to school for a week of fun and creativity at Camp Invention. On Friday the campers got to show off their creations to their parents in the Sparta Middle School gymnasium. This year the campers rotated through four different modules based on ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Town officials announce the Newton Town Pool will be closed on Saturday, July 14 for the annual swim team invitational.  The pool will reopen to the public at noon on Sunday, July 15.  

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NEW YORK, NY — Three Sparta students performed in a competition at Carnegie Hall in June. Recent Sparta High School graduates Melissa Nolan and Eileen Huhn along with middle school student Shannon Huhn all study at the Lindeblad School of Music in Pine Brook, New Jersey. Having studied piano ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township celebrated the Fourth of July beginning with fireworks on Tuesday, July 3.  Lake Mohawk Country Club put on a spectacular display, once again, for Sparta to enjoy. On Wednesday, the Sparta Elks sponsored the annual parade. The Elks members judges the groups and ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Sparta, once again, showed how its done as hundreds turn out to celebrate the Fourth of July. Beginning on Tuesday with fireworks over the lake, the Lake Mohawk County Club boardwalk was packed.  All around the lake, yards were filled with revelers. Boats were bow to bow on the lake ...

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SPARTA, NJ –Sparta Township officials have announced road closures and detours for July 4 celebrations.  On Tuesday evening, July 3 traffic will be detoured around White Deer Plaza beginning around 8:30 p.m. to accommodate pedestrian traffic. Lake Mohawk County Club fireworks are scheduled to ...

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NEW JERSEY - Many have already started their Fourth of July celebrations this weekend with some Garden State towns holding their annual fireworks displays on the last day of June. However, there are plenty of  fireworks planned for this week and beyond, so make plans and get the blankets and chairs ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The community is invited to a night of fun and laughter at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The musical comedy will be presented at Sparta High School auditorium on Monday June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. It is recommended for a mature audience. The story is of six ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton held their 15th annual Newton Day Festival on June 9, which began at 10:30 a.m. on Spring Street. The festival is sponsored in a joint effort every year by the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce and the town of Newton. The weather was beautiful and the sun was ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — Family and friends of the 15 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. At the end of the event, the votes were cast and the winners selected. The 2018 Little Miss Newton winner is ...

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ANDOVER, NJ- Stephen Rozek completed work on the last merit badge that the Boy Scouts of America currently offers on June 8, 2018,. Stephen, an Eagle Scout since age 13, completed the Scuba Diving merit badge after becoming SSI Open Water Diver certified this week. This badge marked the 138th and ...

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CRESSKILL, NJ – Students from Pride Martial Arts recently participated in the 2018 Masters Cup Taekwondo Championship.  Several Sparta residents were among the winners at the event in Cresskill on April 28. Michael Tonner-Mintier: First place in form, First place in breaking Ava Rockey: ...

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SPARTA, NJ –Boy Scout Troop 82 recently held a Court of Honor to award merit badges and rank promotions at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street.  Chad Wood is a Tenderfoot. Andrew Kristiansen moved to Second Class Scout. Scott Wood is now a First Class Scout. Ryan Kurz earned ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Just beyond the second star to the left in the sky lies Neverland, the place where Peter Pan and the lost boys live. The place where you never have to grow up. This is the setting for this year's Halsted Player’s spring musical. Directed by Meg Penny, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is based ...

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