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Sparta Police Department Asking for Community Help as they Cram the Cruiser

November 19, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - THe Sparta Police Department, together with Byram and Andover Police Departments are collecting food items  on Sunday, November 19 in front of the Sparta Stop and Shop.  The food will go to Sussex County residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

All food and money they collect at the Stop and Shop, as well as items collected on Saturday at ...

Ghouls and Goblins Came Out for the Newton Pride Foundation’s Annual Halloween 5k

NEWTON, NJ—Students, parents, teachers, residents, friends, and dogs alike, came out to the fifth annual Newton Pride Foundation’s Halloween 5K run/walk event on October 28.

The event, which is held at Newton High School began with runner registration around 7:30 a.m., although most registered ahead of time and showed up around 8:30 a.m. that day. The race began at 9:30 a.m., ...

Sparta Attorney Launches Scholarship Fund with Dinner at VFW

SPARTA, NJ – The meeting room at the VFW was packed last Sunday evening as people gathered for the launch of the Ralph Rojas Scholarship Fund.  The fund was established by Sparta attorney Jacqueline O’Donnell in honor of Korean War veteran Ralph Rojas.

The scholarship will be available to people in Sussex County who are in the military or are from a military family and wish to ...

Loss of Newton Child Sparks Request for Support

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is asking for donations to the GoFundMe page set up to help the family of Peyten Critchlaw.  “Any donations made will go to help Michele with any financial hardship she has during this tough time,” is the statement on the GoFundMe page.

Critchlaw died after suffering a medical emergency during her physical education class, in the Merriam ...

Newton Pride Foundation to Host Fifth Annual Halloween 5K

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Pride Foundation will be hosting its fifth annual Halloween 5k run/walk event on Saturday, October 28.

“This charitable event is kid, stroller and pet friendly and is guaranteed to get your Halloween off to a ghoulish start. Grab your Halloween costumes and running shoes and join the NPF’s Halloween run/walk," the Newton Pride Foundation ...

Sparta Elks Sponsoring Christmas Wreath Sale for Veterans Cemetary

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Elks Lodge is sponsoring a wreath sale to support the Sparta Veteran’s Cemetery.  They are inviting the community to purchase a wreath for a $15 donation. 

The wreath will be placed on the graves at the Northern New Jersey Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.  The community is invited to lay wreaths on December 9 at 10 a.m.

The donations are ...

Center for Prevention and Counseling to Host Military Family Night Out Program

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling in Newton will be hosting a Military Family Night Out Program that is open to all residents in the county.

The free  program is open to veterans, active service members, as well as families who have a loved one deployed. The evening includes dinner as well as the opportunity to “bring parents and children of all ages ...

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Pass It Along Wins Again with A Night at the Races

November 19, 2017

SPARTA, NJ—Over 350 guests gathered at the Red Tail Lodge at Mountain Creek in Vernon for Pass It Along’s annual A Night at the Races fundraiser held on November 3. The derby-themed fundraiser boasted real, pre-recorded horse races for attendees to wager.  A live trumpet performance of the classic melody “Boots and Saddles” prior to each horse race certainly added to ...