Rain Does Not Stop Sparta's Girls on the Run 5K

May 22, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – The Girls on the Run held their 5K on Saturday, May 13.  The cool rainy day did not discourage the girls and their families who gathered around 7:30 a.m. in the Sparta Elks Club Lodge on the Lake Mohawk boardwalk and in White Deer Plaza.

They were expecting nearly 400 girls from the New Jersey North chapter, along with others from the public.  Approximately 80 ...

Groundbreaking Celebration for Sussex County YMCA Expansion Draws a Crowd

SPARTA, NJ – It was a beautiful day to break ground at the YMCA.  More than 100 people gathered on the site of the soon-to-be-built addition to the Sussex County Y.  Board member, trustees, dignitaries, community leaders and invited guests enjoyed refreshments and a few remarks before they put the shovels into the ground.

 “This is wonderful.  Only one more ...

Sparta Woman's Finding Local Success in the Fight Against Lung Cancer

SPARTA, NJ- Her doctor calls her results “no less than spectacular.”  A Sparta woman diagnosed with lung cancer is able to live a full and active life under the care of local cancer doctors and a relatively new drug. 

Four years ago, in July 2013, Linda Daniels was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.  “It was a real kick in the head,” she ...

Merriam Avenue School Students, Families, Staff and Newton Police Walk to School

NEWTON, NJ - Merriam Avenue  School students had a beautiful morning to walk to school on Monday.  In what has become a new tradition with the elementary school, nearly 50 students and their parents were escorted by Newton Police officers along with some district administrators and school staff in a walking train from the town hall to the school.

Some gathered at the town hall, ...

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Center for Prevention & Counseling Announces New Board Members

May 28, 2017

The Center for Prevention & Counseling is proud to announce the appointment of Glen Vetrano and Robert Griner to the agency’s Board of Directors. Both Glen and Robert are excellent additions to The Center’s already dynamic Board and were recently welcomed by the current Board of Directors and agency staff to their new positions.

Glen Vetrano has proven to be a well-established ...