Merriam Avenue Teachers Fundraise With Hands-on Method

June 14, 2018

NEWTON, N.J. — Teachers from Newton’s elementary school, Merriam Avenue, got together to raise money for the school’s PTO program through an event known as “McTeacher Night.”

They partnered with the Newton McDonalds for the second year in a row to host an event in which the teachers worked behind the counter and served customers.

The events were held in ...

Town of Newton Honors & Remembers Those Who “Gave All” on the 100 Year of Remembrance

NEWTON, N.J. — Although it was a bit chilly in the beginning, the Town of Newton celebrated those who fought for their freedom and paid the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, in the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28.

The residents, from babies and seniors, to pets alike, lined Spring Street in red, white and blue waving American Flags as high as they could.

The County Crier, ...

Sparta Elks and 10 Community Organizations to Celebrate Flag Day

SPARTA, NJ - On Tuesday, June 12 the Sparta Elks in inviting the community to celebrate the symbol of our nation.  The Elks will be joined by members of Sparta Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, the Kiwanis, the Sparta Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Squad, two chapters of the Knights of Columbus and others. 

The ceremony will take place on the lawn in front of the Sparta ...

Katilyn's Care Boxes: Mohawk Avenue School Service Project Perpetuates Work of Young Diabetic Sparta Student

SPARTA, NJ – A young diabetic girl’s service project to help other diabetics continues two years after she left Mohawk Avenue School. Mohawk Avenue School just completed their spring project, collecting supplies for Kaitlyn’s Care Boxes.

From April 30 through May 11 the students and their families collected enough supplies for 20 boxes, Mohawk Avenue school nurse Leslie Huhn ...

Sparta High School Student Works to Make Sure 'We Never Forget'

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School student Olivia Agius is working to share the story of a local holocaust victim.  Inspired by lessons learned in William Brennan’s History of Genocide class, Agius is participating in the Adopt a Survivor Program.

Through the program she was partnered with Joe Ungerleider. She has met with him “to learn of his life and write an ...

Sparta Township Council Honors Injured Veteran

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council honored a veteran who recently returned after being injured on a tour of duty in Iraq. 

Mayor Josh Hertzberg said “about a year ago” the Sparta VFW Commander Peter Litchfield told him Mike Krapels’ story.  Hertzberg said Krapels did not get support from his town when he returned, he did not have any visitor when he was ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Town of Newton to Partner with Home Repair Loan/ Grant Program

NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture to host an event explaining a program that provides money for home repairs.  The event about grant and loan programs will be offered to all of the public.

The event will explain the USDA Rural Development platform which includes section 504 home repair loans and grant program.

The ...

A Mother's Day Story

HOLMDEL, NJ:   There's a saying we've all heard, 'you can choose your friends, but not your family members'.  Well for the Field family in Holmdel, they have a different tale to tell. It's a story about family, the selfless love of two mothers, and about dreams coming true. Holmdel's Darlene Field says, "While on vacation in the Caribbean Island of Sint ...

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Newton Pride Foundation Hosting 50/50 Raffle, Winner Announced at Newton Day

June 4, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Pride Foundation is hosting a 50/50 raffle for the benefit of the students of Newton Schools.

Tickets can purchased through Paypal on their website or will be being sold at Newton Day.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Newton Day, Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. down at Memory Park during the Battle of the Bands.