Sparta Alumnae Sets Sights on NYC Marathon to Support Team V Foundation

April 24, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School alumnae will be running in the New York City Marathon this November to raise money for the Team V Foundation.  Sara Lucas graduated from Sparta with 12 Varsity Letters having competed in cross country, indoor and outdoor track.

Lucas had continued her running career at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  ...

Newton Student Collects Stuffed Animals for Sick Children

NEWTON, NJ – A young Merriam Avenue School student is collecting new stuffed animals for the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  Haeleigh Lestz asked her third grade teacher Nik Lasso if she could do a project in class.

Lestz told Lasso she wanted to collect the soft toys because she “felt it was important that the children and their siblings had ...

More Than Just Kindness for Roxbury Student Adored by Tragically Killed Boy

ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laura D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition.

One of those unexpected inklings led Laura and her husband Chris to a jewelry ...

Sussex County Veterans Can Sign Up for Discount Card for Local Restaurants and Businesses

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Veterans can get an ID card that entitles them to special discounts on meals, goods and services.  The program is offered through County Clerk Jeff Parrott’s office in collaboration with Sheriff Michael Strada and Sen. Steve Oroho. 

The card is free, similarly sized to a credit card. It easily fits into a wallet, eliminating the need to ...

Newton Council Proclaims April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council proclaimed April 2018 will be “Child Abuse Prevention Month” as they have in years passed.

This year, the proclamation was read aloud by Mayor Wayne Levante, stating the following:

“Whereas, child abuse and neglect is a complex and ongoing problem in our society, affecting many children in Sussex County; and

Whereas, ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Put Together Uplifting Public Service Announcement to Raise Money for Families

PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You can join via online auction for trips, dinners, etc., to bolster the ...

Attorney from Sparta Joins Board of Directors for Local Non-Profit Agency

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling, located in Newton, has announced the appointment of attorney Janine Cerra, Attorney at law, as the newest member of their Board of Directors.

“The Center for Prevention and Counseling is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to building healthy families and communities for more than 40 years by ...

Town of Newton Spring Cleaning: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event, Bulk Pick-Up, Paper Shredding

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Recreation Committee has announced the eighth annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors even, will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

It will begin behind the Newton Municipal Building located at 39 Trinity Street with a complimentary breakfast of bagels, coffee, juice, and free t-shirt distribution to the first 100 ...

Sparta College Student to Run Across Country for Ulman Cancer Fund

SPARTA, NJ – A young Sparta woman is taking on a challenge of a lifetime and she is doing it for her mom.  Claire Romine is running across the country to raise awareness and give support for young adults with cancer.

This summer Romine will be part of the 25-member Team Baltimore working with 4K for Cancer.  4K for Cancer is a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young ...

Two New Eagles for Sparta Troop 95

SPARTA, NJ – Two boys were celebrated last Sunday for having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Sparta Boy Scout Troop 95. The ballroom of the Lake Mohawk Golf Club was filled with fellow scouts, family and friends of Dylan Gerisch and William Somma. 

Somma, a junior at Pope John XXIII High School chose for his Eagle Scout project the restoration of the Our Lady of Grace ...

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Local Businesswomen Contribute to A Taste of Talent

April 25, 2018

A Taste of Talent will be held at Perona Farms on behalf of Project Self-Sufficiency on Monday, April 30th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  In addition to sampling hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts from more than 50 area restaurants, patrons will be invited to bid on table arrangements created by several local designers.  Each table may contain place settings for eight, art objects, ...