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Sparta Girl Scouts Silver Award Project Honors the Life of Bus Driver, Elks Member's Son

May 20, 2022

SPARTA, NJ – Seven members of the Girls Scout Troop 5365 have earned their Silver Award. Rishma Seerttan, Natalie Torres, Brianna Brennan, Juliette Amiel, Paula Aldaz-Pagnacco, Avelina Pena and Leah Geetly have earned the second highest award in Girl Scouting. 

“I’m so proud of these girls for earning their Silver Award. Not only for their hard work but also for pushing ...

Newton's Neighbor Helping Neighbor Event Postponed

NEWTON, NJ-  Due to forecasted rain, the Town of Newton’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors event has been postponed until Monday, June 6 at 9 a.m.  Any people or group interested in volunteering can call Debbie at the Newton Department of Public Works at 973-383-4160.

The other events planned for Saturday including the paper shredding event, tire collection and DPW and Bulk town ...

Sparta Family's Chess for Charity to Host Tournament to Honor Erin Beebe

SPARTA, NJ- The Iyres brothers, chess brothers, are continuing to express their love for the game in several ways.  Their Chess for Charity is organizing a chess tournament on May 21 at Sparta Library to honor Erin Beebe. Beebe, a Sparta High School alumnae recently passed away as she was preparing to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience.  She had graduated from Muhlenburg College with a degree ...

Still Time to Sign Up for Newton's Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors

NEWTON, NJ- It’s not too late to get involved in helping keep Newton a great place to live with four events scheduled for May 7; Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Paper Shredding, Bulk Waste Curbside Collection and new this year, Tire Disposal. The day will begin with breakfast and end with a pizza lunch.

 The Town of Newton department of public works is still looking for volunteers ...

Sparta VFW Continues to Purchase Trauma Kits for Ukraine

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW continues their support of the Ukrainian soldiers in their fight to keep their country.  They have collected $9,500 so far, to purchase trauma kits to be sent to Ukrainian people and soldiers, Sparta VFW Commander Pete Litchfield said.

There are three different size kits that all contain a variety of medical supplies.  Litchfield said they purchase ...

Sparta VFW Distributes 2022 Ralph Rojas Scholarships to Sussex County Residents

SPARTA, NJ – In just six years Sparta VFW’s Ralph Rojas Scholarship fund has grown to be able to award seven students with $16,000 in scholarships. Several of the recipients, their family members along with members of the name’s sake Rojas family and members of the VFW attended a ceremony on Wednesday where the scholarships were announced. 

Dinner was also served and ...

Blue Star Memorial to be Dedicated at Sussex County Fair Grounds

BRANCHVILLE, NJ- The New Jersey State Fair, Sussex County Farm and Horse Show Association will be dedicating the first and only Blue Star Memorial in Sussex County.  The memorial is part of a national initiative that began in New Jersey to honor men and women who serve in the United States Armed Services.

This local expression of the national memorial program is a project of the Sussex ...

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Sparta High School Students Hold Concert to Benefit Food Pantry

May 19, 2022

Sparta High School junior Remi Coleman and a group of his friends are holding a concert on June 1st, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Sparta High School at 70 West Mountain Road in Sparta.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Sparta Food Pantry.  

Musical acts will be local bands including The Creator Wolfe, Dumpster Babies, Lifeboat, Sarah Kosker, and a special performance by Alex ...

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If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right now, homebuyers want three things:

To be the winning bid on their dream home
To buy ...

Newton Police Department Offers 'Coffee with a Cop'

May 17, 2022

NEWTON, NJ – The community is invited to enjoy Coffee with a Cop on Thursday at Hayek’s Market.  The officers will be available to chat beginning at 10 a.m. at the Mill Street shop.

According to Newton Police Department the event is meant to “break down barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 22, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

The Best of Van Kirk Museum

Education

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Sun, May 22, 3:00 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Sparta Scout Troop to Hold Open House

Arts & Entertainment

Obituaries

May 28, 1945 - Nov 18, 2021
Barbara Renee Goldberg, resident of Roseville, Ca. passed away peacefully at Wayside Care center ...
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Some Facts About Sodexo - Serving Sparta Schools for 28 Years

May 17, 2022

Hello, an actual Sodexo employee here! I was disappointed to read the Letter to the Editor from May 16 titled “The Untold Truth about Sodexo School Lunch”. First, I refer you to stateofchildhoodobesity.com for current statistics. Poor mental health over the last year cannot be contributed to Sodexo’s food, it can however be contributed to the effects of a global ...

The Untold Truth About Sodexo School Lunch

Childhood obesity rates have tripled since 2016, 664,000 people have gained mental health issues since last year. And there will be more plastic in oceans than aquatic life by 2050. Unfortunately they are all related. And it leads back to Sodexo school lunches, here is why: 

The recent trend of thousands of schools across America switching from their original lunch to using a company ...

Another Dog Bitten by Bear in Sparta

May 16, 2022

SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear.

“The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff McCarrick said. He said when they let the dogs out they ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Breast Cancer Survivors Invited to Celebrate

May 20, 2022

Breast cancer survivors are invited to a unique celebration of life at Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, June 4th, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The Survivor Celebration will feature break-out sessions, lunch, music and interactive exhibits.  A keynote presentation will be offered by therapist, author and motivational speaker Diane Lang.  Music will be provided by Sue ...

Sparta High School Students Hold Concert to Benefit Food Pantry

Sparta High School junior Remi Coleman and a group of his friends are holding a concert on June 1st, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Sparta High School at 70 West Mountain Road in Sparta.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Sparta Food Pantry.  

Musical acts will be local bands including The Creator Wolfe, Dumpster Babies, Lifeboat, Sarah Kosker, and a special performance by Alex ...

Van Kirk Museum’s Spring Exhibit is Open 5/22 & 6/12

Sparta Historical Society presents “The Best of Van Kirk Museum” open on both Sunday, May 22 and June 12 from 1-4pm as the Van Kirk Homestead Museum’s spring exhibit.  Sparta Historical itself is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and this exhibit draws heavily upon its Museum’s impressive group of rare historic objects through its collection gifts and purchases.

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...