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Halsted Middle School Class of 2019 Tricky Tray a Success

October 19, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Halsted Middle School parent organization held this years’ first tricky tray. It was a success according to those involved.

The fundraiser raised a little over $15,000 and will be put towards the Halsted’s eighth grade class’ end of the year overnight trip and dance.

Doors for the event opened around 6 p.m. that night allowing plenty of time for ...

Newton’s Pass-It-Along Club Members Honor First Responders

NEWTON, NJ-- The Newton High School’s Pass-It-Along club honored the first responders with their annual First Responders dinner this year in the school cafeteria.

“The dinner has been an annual event for the last five or six years,” coordinator Kelly Gvoth said. “It started as a way to honor those who risk their lives every day for us and as a memorial for those ...

Pass it Along Holds Leadership Conference 2018 in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ – The atmosphere at the Pass it Along Youth Leadership Conference was like a freshmen orientation; enthusiasm and high energy with a focus on activity.  Students from around the county had a day out of school to attend the event at Sussex Tech last week.

The theme of this year’s conference was Shatter the Stigma, referring to the stigma associated with mental ...

Sussex County Realtors Golf for Housing Charities

HAMBURG, NJ – Blue skies made an appearance just in time for the Sussex County Association of Realtors annual golf outing last week.  About 140 attending the outing at Wild Turkey, most heading out to enjoy a good day of golf.

Proceeds from the event will go to support housing related Sussex County charities.  The checks will be issued at Christmas time, according to SCAR ...

Sussex County Resident, the 'Real McCoy,' a Lifetime of Service

SPARTA, NJ — Born in a snowstorm, raised on the family farm in Burlington County Charlie Mc Coy is the embodiment the common sense, pragmatic values one would expect from such beginnings. But there is more to the McCoy story.

So much more that a two part book has been written by Mary Parker. McCoy, a resident at Knoll Heights, got together with Parker as part of an outreach at the ...

Merriam Partners With McDonalds For Unique Fundraiser

NEWTON, NJ—Teachers from Merriam Avenue School teamed up with workers from Newton McDonald’s to raise money for the school’s parent teacher organization with a pro-active approach.

The teachers worked behind the counters taking orders, handing out food to patrons. Some even cooked the food and French fries.

Students were able to see their teachers in a different setting ...

Young Man Thanks Sparta Ambulance Squad, Inspired to a Career of Service

SPARTA, NJ — A young man of 14 turned a terrible situation into a life’s ambition. In March 2009 Nick Addesso and his mother Cindi were at a service in the Sparta Presbyterian Cemetery when she collapsed.

“One minute I was telling him to slow down and wait for me and the next I was having a heart attack,” Cindi Addesso said. “It is not what you want to have happen ...

Sussex County Football Player Looks for Votes

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A football player from Lenape Valley needs your vote.  Justin Peterson has been selected by the New York Giants and USA Football as part of their Heart of a Giant program.

The initiative recognizes athletes for the good work they do on and off the playing field.  Peterson wrote an essay about alopecia and the obstacles he has overcome. 

Winning could ...

Newton Will Always Remember the Day of September 11, 2001

NEWTON, NJ — Seventeen years have passed since this country was attacked. It was a day that changed the world. It is a day to remember. The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony is an annual event organized at Sussex County Community College by members of the Sussex County PBA Local #138.

This years’ event was held on Tuesday, September 11 at 9 a.m. at the Sept. 11 memorial on the campus ...

Newton Pride Foundation to Host 2018 Hall of Fame Dinner

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Pride Foundation, which began in 1994, will host its annual Hall of Fame Dinner this year on Sunday, September 23 at Perona Farms in Andover.

The 2018 class of inductees:

Cynthia deVries Johnson, Class of 2001
Mike Ettore, Class of 1974
John “Jack” Hontz, Class of 1978
Mark Hontz, Class of 1985
Dave Hughen, NHS Maintenance 1981-2017
Ken ...


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