Newton's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event Planned for Oct. 15

September 22, 2016

NEWTON, NJ – Many small towns and communities hold clean-up days, Newton does it differently.  In Newton the focus is not just picking up road-side trash and raking leaves in the parks but includes lending a hand to people in their neighborhoods, paper shredding, community meals and an Arbor Day ceremony.

For the sixth year, the Town of Newton is sponsoring Neighbors Helping ...

Center for Prevention to Host Free Military Family Night Out

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling will be hosting a Military Family Night Out on Thursday, September 22 at the Sparta Middle School from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

“This free program includes dinner as well as the opportunity to bring parents and children of all ages together while having fun,” said Patrice Reilly, a community educator for the Center for ...

Merriam Avenue School to Host “Watch D.O.G.S.” Kick-Off Event

NEWTON, NJ—The Merriam Avenue Elementary School is partnering with the National Center for Fathering to host its first ever Watch D.O.G.S event on Wednesday, September 21 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the school.

Watch D.O.G.S, which stands for Dads of Great Students, is a program geared towards increasing the presence of male role models on the campus of schools. According to their ...

Merriam Avenue School Hosts Annual Back to School Picnic

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the rainy weather, the Merriam Avenue PTO held their second annual Back to School Picnic on Friday, September 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Last year, the picnic was held outside of the school. There were blow-up slides and an obstacle course set up in the tennis courts. There were games the kids could play as well as face painting for a small price.

This year, due to the ...

Decades After His D-Day Death, a Soldier to be Honored in Roxbury on Saturday

ROXBURY, N.J. – Phil Weinpel knew his uncle died on D-Day, but that’s about all the longtime Roxbury resident knew about his 89-year-old mother’s brother, Edward Morozewicz.

He recently came to learn a lot more, and on Saturday he’ll be there at Horseshoe Lake Park when a wartime buddy of Morozewicz comes to Roxbury to posthumously give to the family of his long dead ...

Sussex County Y Partners with Walmart to Take Steps to Improving Health

FRANKLIN, NJ – The Sussex County YMCA launched a partnership program with Walmart in Franklin to take steps to help customers and employees improve their health.  The simple concept is to encourage walking by posting signs in the parking lot telling people how many steps from their car to the store.

To kick off the new initiative, Sussex Y Executive Director Jennifer Gardner, ...

UPDATED - September 9 Week-End in Sparta and Newton: Food, Movie and 9/11 Memorial Events

SPARTA, NJ – It will be another activity filled week-end in Sparta. On Friday, the Sparta Elks will have Taco Night at the lodge on the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk.  Beginning at 7 p.m. tacos and quesadillas.  Families are invited to join in this event to raise funds for Elks Charities; adults $10 and children $12 and under $5.

Sparta Public Library is offering an "Introduction ...

Sussex County Community College Hosts 9/11 Remembrance Event

NEWTON, NJ—In commemoration of the 15 anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, SCCC will be holding a remembrance ceremony on campus on Sunday, September 11.

“The 9/11 remembrance ceremony is an annual event organized at SCCC by members of the Sussex County PBA Local #138,” said Newton Police Chief Michael Richards. 

The event will be on Connor Green at ...

DASI to host Night of Comedy & Beefsteak

NEWTON, NJ—The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention Services will host their second annual Night of Comedy and Beefsteak on Friday, September 9.

The event will be held at the Barn at Hillside Park, located at 146 Lake Iliff Road, Andover Twp.  And will begin at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“Our dinner is catered by the Brownstone in Paterson, famous for their Beefsteak ...

Sparta VFW Partners to Support a Wounded Veterans Education

SPARTA, NJ - Two of Sparta's active community organizations have paired up to give support to a Spartan in need.  The Sussex County Women's Club donated $1,500 to the Sparta VFW to assist with the cost of education for a veteran according to Post Commander Peter Litchfield. 

Additionally, Sparta residents Douglas and Roberta Nobile contributed a donation of $1,250 for ...

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Shepherd of the Hills to Hold Oktoberfest Benefit October 1

September 24, 2016

SPARTA, NJ - Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church welcomes the community to its Third Oktoberfest Benefit for Thanksgiving Outreach on Saturday, October 1, 2016 on the church grounds at 246 Woodport Road, Sparta, between Route 15 and Theater Center.

The event is open to the whole community and will feature German food and beverages, including pork three ways. There will be music, games ...

'How do you hold your dad in your life?' she asked

“I feel my dad’s presence next to me at the kitchen table.” Elizabeth, age 10

I first began working in the field of children’s grief support in 1997 as a volunteer for the Rainbows program in Montclair. I’ll never forget a little girl named Elizabeth who was 10 years old when she came to Rainbows. Her father had died suddenly of a heart attack.