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Newton's Spring Merchant Circle Collecting for Hurricane Relief

September 15, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – The Spring Street Merchant Circle and the Town of Newton are collecting items for Hurricane Harvey relief.  

Recollectables' Ryan Staple said the group was "inspired by Byram" to do something to help the victims of the hurricane.  According to Staple the Byram Police Department is going to be shipping the collected items collected in their town ...

9/11 Remembered at Sussex County Community College

NEWTON, NJ – Under a sky reminiscent of that fateful morning 16 years ago, about 150 people gathered on the field near the 9/11 monument at Sussex County Community College.  Students, faculty, residents, police officers, fire fighters and elected officials gathered to remember.

The event began with a recording of children talking about their experiences that day. The color ...

Sparta Family Turns the Town Teal

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta family is at it again, Turning the Town Teal to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer and their family foundation.  The Teal organization, founded in 2007, coincided with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September.

Laura and Andrew Lopez both teachers at Sparta High School, together with their children tied ribbons in White Deer Plaza and along Main Street last ...

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to be Held at Sussex County Community College

NEWTON, NJ-- In commemoration of the 16 anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Susex County Community College will be holding a remembrance ceremony on campus on Monday, September 11.

The ceremony will take place on the Connor Green beginning at 9 a.m. and is open to all residents and college students.

The 9/11 remembrance ceremony is an annual event organized at Sussex County ...

Sparta High School Student Uses STEM Passion to Help Others

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School student is using his passion for math and science to help others.  Senior Christopher Murray is working to promote Code to Hope  locally. 

The Code to Hope organization that seeks to improve digital literacy and education in Africa has resonated with Murray. He found out about it while at a summer program at Johnson & Johnson.  ...

Community Mourns Westfield Teen Killed in House Fire Monday Morning

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jake Tooley, a Wesfield High School class of 2016 graduate, died Monday morning in a fire at his home on Prospect Street, according to a post on the Westfield, NJ Facebook  group* by his brother, Sam Tooley.

To read our earlier story about the fire, click here.

Jake Tooley had been a member of the WHS golf and cross country teams.

 “My brother ...

Sparta Elks and Home Depot Team Up to Improve Veteran's Home

OGDENSBURG, NJ – A Vietnam veteran and his family had many improvements made to his home last week by volunteers from the Sparta Elks Lodge and The Home Depot.  Elks’ John Middleton and Scott Melick, District Team Depot community captain, explained the operation from the front steps of Ron Hill’s Edison Avenue home.

Melick said the project “kicks off the ...

Halsted Middle School Class of 2018 Holds Tricky Tray Fundraiser

NEWTON, NJ—The Halsted Middle School Class of 2018 will be having a Tricky Tray fundraiser on Saturday, September 23.

The event will be held at Merriam Avenue School and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Pre-sale admission will begin at 5 p.m. and calling scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

General admission is $5, pre-sale discount is available.  No one under 18 will be ...

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Sparta Woman's Club

September 21, 2017

Sparta Woman's Club will have a meeting on Wednesday, October 4 at 11:45 am at the Lake Mohawk County Club located at 21 Boardwalk in Sparta.  This month Project Self-Sufficiency will present the Enough Abuse program.  This program is recommended by The State Special Project for Women's Club to enlighten all members about our current state project, Prevent Child Abuse-NJ. Please ...

Help Protect Sparta Mountain and NJ’s Forests & Drinking Water by Supporting our Fall Equal Exchange Fundraiser

September 21, 2017

The Friends of Sparta Mountain has partnered with Equal Exchange for our Fall fundraiser which runs now through October 9th 2017. Equal Exchange is a provider of organic, fair trade, chocolates, coffee, tea, cocoa, and olive oil. We are looking to raise $5K or more to help fund new road signs, a billboard campaign, a new website and further educational events. We will receive 40% of the ...