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Dragons Set to Return to Lake Mohawk for Sparta Education Foundation

April 20, 2017

SPARTA, NJ— A few spots remain for paddlers who want to participate in the Third Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, May 21.  The Sparta Education Foundation is sponsoring this event and invites everyone to come down to the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk to cheer on Dragon Boat teams. A major fundraiser for Sparta’s public schools, the Dragon Boat Festival’s opening ceremonies ...

Help Sussex County Police Departments Cram the Cruiser for Food Pantries

NEWTON,  NJ –The police Departments, Sheriff’s Office and New Jersey State Police Troopers of Sussex County are teaming up to conduce the first annual Sussex County “Cram the Cruiser” food drive to collect food donations for Sussex County residents in need of assistance.

“We are asking for the public’s help in making donations of all food items to ...

Newton’s Recreation Commission Hosts Senior Luncheon

NEWTON, NJ—Senior residents from all around the town of Newton gathered in Newton High School’s cafeteria for the Town of Newton’s recreation commission’s bi-annual senior luncheon.

Every year in the spring and fall, the town recreation commission holds a luncheon on the last day of Newton high school’s play/musical for the senior residents of the town.

While ...

Newton Town Council: April Proclaimed National Donate Life Month

NEWTON, NJ—The Town Council proclaimed April to be National Donate Life Month in the town of Newton, during their regular meeting on Monday.

On hand to accept the proclamation was the NJ Sharing Network.  The New Providence based organization is celebrating 30 years of saving lives.  They address the urgent need for organ and tissue donors across the country and hopes to ...

Sparta High School Student Raising Funds for DASI

SPARTA, NJ - A Sparta High School student is doing what she can to help local victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Rachael Schmidt, a senior, attended a Positivity Summit in Allamuchy in March.  Schmidt was sponsored by Cornell Thomas, the creator of the Positivity Summit to attend.

“I love his attitude, so I knew it would be good,” Schmidt said. 

It was ...

Sparta German Christmas Market Distributes Proceeds to Local Organizations

SPARTA, NJ - More than 100 people gathered in the main ballroom of the Lake Mohawk Country Club for the annual German Christmas Market luncheon.  Present were volunteers, sponsors and recipients of the charitable donations made by the German Christmas Market committee.

The market was larger than ever as were the disbursements to area organizations.  This year more than $40,000 was ...

The Newton Moose Lodge You Do Not Know

NEWTON, NJ – If you think of a run-down tarp covered building when you hear Moose Lodge, you could not be more wrong.  The Moose Lodge has a bright clean updated home just up the road from the Sussex County Community College, formerly the Stadium Bar and Grill. 

They are holding an open house for the community before and after Newton’s St. Patrick’s Day ...

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Sussex County YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on April 29 Inspires Kids and Parents to Get, Stay Active

April 21, 2017

Families are invited to Sussex County YMCA on April 29 for Healthy Kids Day, a free, fun-packed event to inspire kids and parents to stay active physically and mentally during the summer. From 1-4 p.m., families can play games, compete in an obstacle course, swim, and more. Guests are invited to enter the Family Healthy Snack Challenge by bringing a favorite healthy snack along with the recipe to ...