Giving Back

September 17, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter, resident of Little Falls is still seeking a living kidney donor. He is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week. He is a former college and high school football player, who played for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, between 1973-77, on a full ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The proverbial phrase “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is one that Grace Zayac took to heart in her hometown of Newton. Six year old Zayac, lives with her mom, MaryBeth and their dog Stella. She decided that she wanted to raise money for the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry by ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The Sussex County Recovery Advocacy team of NCADD-NJ and the Center for Prevention and Counseling will host a Candlelight Vigil and Name Reading Ceremony in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday, August 31, on the Newton green. International Overdose Awareness ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A Program of the Center for Prevention & Counseling Center, the Coalition for Healthy & Safe Communities has announced a new prevention initiative which will address the use of opioid pain relivers for sports-related injuries among young athletes. According to the Center, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School alumnae and athlete is running across the country to raise awareness and funds for young adults with cancer.  Claire Romine is running as part of a 25-member Team Baltimore with 4K for Cancer. She began the trip on June 17 in San Francisco and is anticipated to ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Hero Club at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is one step closer to reality having received a donation from the Sparta Kiwanis. John Quinlan, Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice foundation, presented the program to the club at their meeting at Homers ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - American flags lined shorelines and hung off boats at Lake Hopatcong as residents - including a gang from Roxbury - cheered when Miss Lotta’s Third Annual Veterans’ Cruise sailed by on Saturday There were two cruises were for veterans of the towns that surrounded the lake, with ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — Teachers from Newton’s elementary school, Merriam Avenue, got together to raise money for the school’s PTO program through an event known as “McTeacher Night.” They partnered with the Newton McDonalds for the second year in a row to host an event in which the teachers worked ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — Although it was a bit chilly in the beginning, the Town of Newton celebrated those who fought for their freedom and paid the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, in the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28. The residents, from babies and seniors, to pets alike, lined Spring ...

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SPARTA, NJ - On Tuesday, June 12 the Sparta Elks in inviting the community to celebrate the symbol of our nation.  The Elks will be joined by members of Sparta Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, the Kiwanis, the Sparta Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Squad, two chapters of the Knights ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A young diabetic girl’s service project to help other diabetics continues two years after she left Mohawk Avenue School. Mohawk Avenue School just completed their spring project, collecting supplies for Kaitlyn’s Care Boxes. From April 30 through May 11 the students and their ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School student Olivia Agius is working to share the story of a local holocaust victim.  Inspired by lessons learned in William Brennan’s History of Genocide class, Agius is participating in the Adopt a Survivor Program. Through the program she was partnered with Joe ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council honored a veteran who recently returned after being injured on a tour of duty in Iraq.  Mayor Josh Hertzberg said “about a year ago” the Sparta VFW Commander Peter Litchfield told him Mike Krapels’ story.  Hertzberg said Krapels did not get support from ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture to host an event explaining a program that provides money for home repairs.  The event about grant and loan programs will be offered to all of the public. The event will explain the USDA Rural ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ:   There's a saying we've all heard, 'you can choose your friends, but not your family members'.  Well for the Field family in Holmdel, they have a different tale to tell. It's a story about family, the selfless love of two mothers, and about dreams coming true. Holmdel's Darlene Field ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Moose Lodge, located on Swartswood Road, will be hosting their annual “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk event in June this year. The event was created after Jason Baumann, the lodge’s administrator’s daughter Reanna and her friend Kassie started “chalking up” the lodge's parking ...

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NEWTON, NJ—With the sun shining down on them, Mayor Wayne Levante and the Newton Advisory Shade Tree Commission celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, April 21. At the end of the annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors event, the commission along with Debbie Danielson, Recreation Commission Supervisor, ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The residents on Newton had beautiful, sunny and breezy weather on Saturday, April 21, for the town’s annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors event. The event began at 8:30 a.m. with complimentary bagels, donuts, coffee and juices for the volunteers. Volunteers also received brightly ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School alumnae will be running in the New York City Marathon this November to raise money for the Team V Foundation.  Sara Lucas graduated from Sparta with 12 Varsity Letters having competed in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. https://www.jimmyv.org/ Lucas ...

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NEWTON, NJ – A young Merriam Avenue School student is collecting new stuffed animals for the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  Haeleigh Lestz asked her third grade teacher Nik Lasso if she could do a project in class. Lestz told Lasso she wanted to collect the soft ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laura D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition. One of those ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Veterans can get an ID card that entitles them to special discounts on meals, goods and services.  The program is offered through County Clerk Jeff Parrott’s office in collaboration with Sheriff Michael Strada and Sen. Steve Oroho.  The card is free, similarly ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council proclaimed April 2018 will be “Child Abuse Prevention Month” as they have in years passed. This year, the proclamation was read aloud by Mayor Wayne Levante, stating the following: “Whereas, child abuse and neglect is a complex and ongoing problem in our ...

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PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families. Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling, located in Newton, has announced the appointment of attorney Janine Cerra, Attorney at law, as the newest member of their Board of Directors. “The Center for Prevention and Counseling is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Recreation Committee has announced the eighth annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors even, will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. It will begin behind the Newton Municipal Building located at 39 Trinity Street with a complimentary breakfast of bagels, ...

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