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Sparta Fire Deparment Holds Coin Toss for Sussex County Public Safety Memorial

December 8, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta First Department will be holding a coin toss fundraiser on Saturday, December 10 at the jug handle, corner of Main Street and Sparta Avenue.  The money collected will be added to the funds being raised to build a Sussex County Public Safety Memorial. 

The memorial is conceptualized as a place to recognize and remember the first responders who lose their ...

Merriam PTO Partners with Newton Theatre For a Christmas Treat

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Elementary School, Merriam Avenue School is partnering with The Newton Theatre for the showing of the movie The Polar Express for a family holiday event.

“This collaboration is a continued opportunity for the Newton School District to work together with the Newton business community,” said a Joan Faye, a member of the PTO at Merriam.

The event ...

Sparta Girl Scout Holds Seminar on Healthy Relationships

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta Girl Scout will be presenting a unique Gold Award project on Saturday, December 10 in the high school auditorium.  From 2 until 5 p.m. Elizabeth Bottoni will be hosting a seminar on avoiding abusive relationships for a high school aged audience.

Bottoni’s leadership project as a Girl Scout Ambassador is called The Relationship Rulebook.  She will ...

All Cancer Sucks 5K Run Organizer's Donation Supports Local Cancer Patients

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta resident donated money to Regional Cancer Center Associates to improve patient care for local cancer patients.  Melissa Eaton raised $15,000 for RCCA in the All Cancer Sucks 5k Run held in August. 

Eaton organized the event after her aunt Karen Gormley passed away suddenly in Florida from cancer.  Eaton wished to help with the fight against ...

Sparta UNICO Donates Food to Local Organizations

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta UNICO distributed hams, turkeys and canned goods to local food banks.  The recipients included the Sparta Ecumenical Food Bank at the Sparta Presbyterian Church, Project Self-Sufficiency, Salvation Army at Saint Joseph's in Newton and Roxbury Social Services.

Italian American service organization distributed more than 40 hams and turkeys along with several cases of ...

Sparta's German Christmas Market Celebrates 15 Years on Lake Mohawk Boardwalk this Weekend

SPARTA, NJ – It is that time of year again.  The German Christmas Market will be open Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4.  With more than 110 vendors and favorable weather anticipated, crowds are expected to be large for the 15th anniversary of the holiday event on the Lake Mohwak boardwalk. 

Sparta Township official advise parking will be ...

Newton's Annual Holiday Parade Kicks off the Holiday Season

NEWTON, NJ—Newton began the 2016 holiday season with the annual holiday parade that is hosted by the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce the Saturday following Thanksgiving.

This year the parade fell on Saturday, November 26. Residents of all ages from Newton and all over Sussex County lined Spring Street.

This years’ parade sponsors included Balance Accounting, Hayek’s ...

Large Turnout for Sparta Education Foundation's 10 Annual Krogh's Turkey Trot

SPARTA, NJ - The 10 year for the Sparta Education Foundation Turkey Trot was as popular as ever. More than 1,860 runners participated in the Tradition Before the Tradition as it has come to be known, according to the SEF. 

Sparta High School student Blaze Dalio sang the national anthem to open the event. Sparta Superintendent Dennis Tobin made some opening remarks to all that gathered in ...

Operation Toy Train to Stop in Sparta on Saturday

SPARTA, NJ - While Santa usually arrives in a sleigh to give toys, on Saturday Santa's train will be arriving in Sparta to collect toys.  For the first time the Operation Toy Train will be stopping in Sparta to pickup donations made to Toys for Tots. 

Santa, U.S. Marines in uniform and volunteers will be arriving at the newly refurbished Sparta Train Station around 3:45 p.m.

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Issues Donation Challenge for 'Giving Tuesday'

HILLSIDE, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey or CFBNJ has launched a new campaign to promote Giving Tuesday. This national day of charitable giving will be Tuesday, Nov, 29.  Sussex County's NORWESCAP is a distribution partner of the CFBNJ

An anonymous donor has issued a $25,000 Giving Tuesday Matching Gift Challenge. On Giving Tuesday only, every gift to the FoodBank will be ...

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Support Sparta Education Foundation, Download FireFan App

December 8, 2016

SPARTA, NJ - Support the Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) when you download the soon-to-be-released FireFan app, a free mobile sports app that will donate funds to the Foundation when you play. Players can pre-register at www.firefan.com when entering the code “SEF”. Players can earn free tokens by watching ads which are used to play games. Every time a player watches an ad and plays ...

Family Portraits After the Death of a Family Member

One of the gifts of working in the field of children’s grief support is the support I receive from my family and friends. They always have their eyes peeled for interesting articles that relate to grief and loss. Usually they send the articles to me with a kind note, like “this made me think of you” or “thought you’d be interested in this!”

A few days ago my ...

Support Sparta Education Foundation, Download FireFan App

December 8, 2016

SPARTA, NJ - Support the Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) when you download the soon-to-be-released FireFan app, a free mobile sports app that will donate funds to the Foundation when you play. Players can pre-register at www.firefan.com when entering the code “SEF”. Players can earn free tokens by watching ads which are used to play games. Every time a player watches an ad and plays ...

Family Portraits After the Death of a Family Member

One of the gifts of working in the field of children’s grief support is the support I receive from my family and friends. They always have their eyes peeled for interesting articles that relate to grief and loss. Usually they send the articles to me with a kind note, like “this made me think of you” or “thought you’d be interested in this!”

A few days ago my ...