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June 18, 2022

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – It was a day of giving back for Pass it Along day. “It was an amazing event created and led by teen participants from our leadership program, Service Corps,” organizer Jenn Marsh said. More than 75 volunteers descended on 10 locations throughout the county.  Members of the ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Two local businesses teamed up for a fifth year to raise funds to help combat opioid use in Sussex County.  Steve Freaney owner of TJ’s Pizza and Amit Singh Director of Sales for R Wireless – Verizon retailer. Each donated a check, totaling $2300 to the Center for Prevention and ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Annual Town of Newton Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30 beginning at 10 a.m. starting on Spring Street. The parade route starts at Lower Spring Street and will end at Memory Park with a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring Neal Faber, Edward Charles Kampka and Raymond ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Seven members of the Girls Scout Troop 5365 have earned their Silver Award. Rishma Seerttan, Natalie Torres, Brianna Brennan, Juliette Amiel, Paula Aldaz-Pagnacco, Avelina Pena and Leah Geetly have earned the second highest award in Girl Scouting.  “I’m so proud of these girls for ...

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NEWTON, NJ-  Due to forecasted rain, the Town of Newton’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors event has been postponed until Monday, June 6 at 9 a.m.  Any people or group interested in volunteering can call Debbie at the Newton Department of Public Works at 973-383-4160. The other events planned for ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Iyres brothers, chess brothers, are continuing to express their love for the game in several ways.  Their Chess for Charity is organizing a chess tournament on May 21 at Sparta Library to honor Erin Beebe. Beebe, a Sparta High School alumnae recently passed away as she was preparing ...

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NEWTON, NJ- It’s not too late to get involved in helping keep Newton a great place to live with four events scheduled for May 7; Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Paper Shredding, Bulk Waste Curbside Collection and new this year, Tire Disposal. The day will begin with breakfast and end with a pizza ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW continues their support of the Ukrainian soldiers in their fight to keep their country.  They have collected $9,500 so far, to purchase trauma kits to be sent to Ukrainian people and soldiers, Sparta VFW Commander Pete Litchfield said. There are three different size ...

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SPARTA, NJ – In just six years Sparta VFW’s Ralph Rojas Scholarship fund has grown to be able to award seven students with $16,000 in scholarships. Several of the recipients, their family members along with members of the name’s sake Rojas family and members of the VFW attended a ceremony on ...

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BRANCHVILLE, NJ- The New Jersey State Fair, Sussex County Farm and Horse Show Association will be dedicating the first and only Blue Star Memorial in Sussex County.  The memorial is part of a national initiative that began in New Jersey to honor men and women who serve in the United States Armed ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Three local teens went to Long Branch for a Peer Leadership training weekend sponsored by Sparta Elks.  They spent the weekend with other high school students from around the state at the Ocean Palace hotel in workshops and other activities acquiring skills to help others. Faith ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It was not a competition… but if it had been the winner would have been a sixth grade girl.  Payton Spidaletto was the first one in the freezing water and the last one out at the annual Sparta Elks Lodge's "Chillin’ for the Children" fundraiser on Sunday.  “It was very cold, but you ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A new Eagle Scout was added to Troop 85 of Andover at his Court of Honor on November 2021, after completing his Eagle Scout project. Vincenzo LaPilosa's Eagle Project was focused on helping people in his community, primarily by working with Family Promise. “It came out in conversation ...

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SPARTA, NJ-  The Sparta Food Pantry has announced they are extending their hours to accommodate people who are working.  Beginning March 24 they will be open on Thursdays from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. The extended hours will be offered: March 24 and 31 April 7, 14, 21 and 28 May 5, 12, 19 and ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta VFW has resumed their collection of boots, socks, hunting style clothing and new or gently used sleeping bags to send to the Ukraine. “The donation backlog has been resolved,” Stan Tryba said. The Sparta VFW has collection boxes by the back door to accept the ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A Newton High School student is picking up her birthday tradition after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Danielle Penny has been picking a special “birthday cause” since her ninth in 2015, when she chose to donate food to a local church’s food pantry for her birthday. “She ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Local efforts to help Ukrainians continue, initiated and supported by Sparta residents with personal ties to the region.  Natalia Mysh, originally from Russia, organized collections of medical and wound supplies, along with boots and hunting style clothes. That initiative has ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The community can continue to support people in the Ukraine fighting to keep their country with donations of hunting style or military clothing, boots and new and gently used sleeping bags.  The Sparta VFW has two collection boxes by their back door to help with Mysh’s ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta family is doing what they can to help friends who now live in Ukraine. The story begins years ago with a piano teacher. Natalia Mysh, who was born in Russia and moved to the United States more than 30 years ago, found Tatiana Grosh to give lessons to her children. The piano ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The community is showing support for the Moore family who lost their wife and mother Erin in a car accident on Sunday evening.  A GoFundMe page has been established by family friend Danielle Wilkinson. According to Wilkinson the money raised through this effort will go to the family ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Amanda Langner-Hurewitz, wife of Cranford Firefighter Robert Hurewitz, has launched a GoFundMe to save their home after severe medical complications have ended his career. "Being a firefighter was Rob's dream job and he got to live that dream", Amanda told TAPinto Cranford. As a ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Santa Train made a stop in Sparta on Saturday to collect Toys for Tots donations.  COVID-19 restrictions made it a smaller event but approximately 50 to 75 people turned out to greet the man in the red suit and load the toys onto the train. The toys will be put together with ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta brownies joined with the Sparta Elks Club to raise money for the annual Christmas party given by the Center for Prevention and Counseling for their clients. The organizations came together through a tragedy; a young man who died from an overdose. The young man's mother Julie ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A young Sparta resident made a heartfelt contribution to the Sparta VFW this weekend.  According to VFW Commander Pete Litchfield a donation of $2.02 was made by Luke Rossi. Rossi penned a letter to the VFW thanking them “for serving in the U.S.A. military.” He said, “I’m very ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A grassroots initiative of area community members pooled their talent and their time again this year for the annual Love in Action Thanksgiving Meal and Dessert event. This year our community made, packaged and delivered over 1,600 Thanksgiving meals to those in need,” ...

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SPARTA, NJ – For the first night of Chanukah was commemorated at the Sparta VFW with the lighting of the Menorah.  Rabbi Mendel Dubov of Chabad Jewish Center in Sparta assisted Mayor Christine Quinn in lighting the first lamp. Quinn said she was happy to be able to gather with them to celebrate ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The 15 annual Sparta Education Foundation’s “tradition before the tradition,” Krogh’s Turkey Trot drew a crowd of nearly 1500 runners and walkers.  In 2020 the pandemic forced the race to be virtual. For 2021 it was back in person, including the pasta party on Wednesday night, catered ...

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SPARTA, NJ – With Thanksgiving dishes cleared attentions now turn to Christmas.  The Sparta VFW’s annual Christmas tree sale begins on Friday on the front lawn of the Sparta VFW on Main Street. Volunteers will be on hand to help with selection from among the trees ranging from six to 12 ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The DECA club at Sparta High School hosted another successful volleyball fundraiser on Tuesday, November 16 in the school's gymnasium. After being put on hold last due to Covid, the night brought out a record-breaking 17 competing teams of Sparta High School students.  This year the ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Santa is getting ready to load up his sleigh.  He made an appearance in Newton at Project Self Sufficiency’s Season of Hope kickoff.  Santa joined the celebration to remind area residents their help is needed. “This is our busiest time of year, Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon ...

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