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Sparta Schools: After School Activities Canceled Thursday

February 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta public schools announce, due to anticipated winter weather, all after school activities have been canceled for today, Thursday February 22.  

Sparta Middle School Announces Students of the Second Marking Period

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta Middle School’s first marking period has ended and Principal Michael Gregory has announced the Students of the First  Marking for the 2017-2018 school year.  The teachers of the three academic teams in each grade level recognized two students for their notable actions and contributions to the Sparta Middle School community.

The sixth grade teams are Amber, ...

Sparta's Alpine Elementary School Marks 100th Day

SPARTA, NJ – The students and staff at Alpine Elementary School were dressed for a day of fun on Friday, February 16 as they marked the 100th day of school. The whole school was involved.

Tyler, a student in Kelly Deter’s first grade class said, “It’s cool because the days went by so fast.”

Principal Joe Leone said there were activities done by the whole ...

Sparta Boys Basketball Lose to Pope John

February 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ- Sparta High School boys basketball came up short in their against Pope John 66-50. The Spartans played their last home game on Wednesday in a packed gymnasium.

Jack Cavanaugh led the Spartan effort putting up 20 points including 12 from 3-point range and four successful free throws.  Cavanaugh has lifted the team all season with 342 points; 82 field goals,  38 ...

Sparta High School Wrestlers Compete at NJSIAA Region I Tournament

WEST MILFORD, NJ – Sparta High School wrestling will be sending athletes to compete in the NJSIAA Region I tournament on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  The top three finalists from Saturday’s district tournament at Don Bosco are moving on to compete.

Sparta will be represented by

106 lbs Cooper Stewart - sophomore
113 lbs Spencer Stewart- freshman
126 lbs Garrett ...

Sparta Jefferson United Ice Hockey's Season Ends in the Semifinals

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Sparta Jefferson United fell to Madison in the semifinal round of the Halverson Cup this week 4-0.  The boys played at Mennen Arena, a rematch of the semifinal’s last year.

This marks the end of the second season of Sparta Jefferson United.  The two teams joined together last year because of dwindling participation in both schools.  Last year the ...

Sparta Police Officer to Jump in the Ocean for Special Olympics

February 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ –  A Sparta Police Officer will be taking a polar plunge for the Special Olympics.  Cpl. Dave Pridham will be part of the Mixed Bag O’Nuts team jumping into the ocean at Seaside to raise money for the New Jersey Special Olympics organization.

The team, comprised of active or retired military is seeking additional donations for the cause.  They will be ...

Sparta Boy Scout Troop 150 Honors New Eagles

SPARTA, NJ - On Sunday, January 21, 2018 Scouts, parents and friends of Boy Scout Troop 150, along with members of the Sparta community, gathered at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church to celebrate the eight of the Troop’s newest Eagle Scouts.  Buddy Al-Aydi, Tyler Holden, Andreas Oleinyk, Ben Schultz, Erich Schwarzrock, Quinn Van Es, Zach Van Es and Chris Zachok attained the ...

Sparta Youth Football Team Gives Back

SPARTA, NJ – The seventh grade Sparta Spartan Youth Football team made a donation of food to the Sparta Ecumenical Food pantry on Saturday.  The team representing Sparta at the National Football League Hall of Fame Championship tournament this past November.

“The team was so blessed with such a great season they wanted to give back to the community that supported them,” ...

Big Turnout for Sparta's Winter Festival

February 16, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Families turned out to Sparta Middle School on Saturday for the Winter Festival offered by the Sparta Recreation Committee and the Sparta Kiwanis.  Between 550 and 600 people attended, Sparta Township Manager Bill Close reported at the township council meeting on Tuesday.

Children of all ages played carnival games, had face painting and crafts, bounce house and obstacle ...

Local Scout Troop Competes in Skills Competition

WATCHUNG, NJ - Recently, Troop 95 from Sparta competed in the Watchung District Klondike. A Klondike is a competition in which Boy Scout patrols compete in fire building, wilderness survival, first-aid, tomahawk throwing, knots & lashings and orienteering, all while pushing a sled filled with 100 pounds of the gear needed for the challenges.

The competition, which takes place at ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

From the New York Toy Fair - Travels Reveals the Toys That Will Make You the Star of Your Child’s Life - the Oscars of the Toy World - the TOTY Awards

February 21, 2018

TAPintoTravels - As you know, we are here to encourage you to travel.  Unfortunately, the New York Toy Fair is one place virtually none of you can go.  So, unless you have been tirelessly been searching the internet, you are not up to date on what toys your children will be wanting soon.

Fortunately, with Press Correspondent credentials, we were able to go in your ...

Travel Report from the New York Toy Fare - Here is a Great Product for Parents of Children with Infants and Toddlers

TAPintoTravels - Some of the fun travel opportunities that TAPintoTravels gets to participate in are exclusive events that the TAPinto community cannot attend.  It gives us the exclusive opportunity to bring new news to our readers that they would otherwise not receive.

Sometimes they are breaking events and other times they are quite small.  Even though ...

Travels Spotlight - Coast Guard Ends Search for Fishermen Lost at Sea, Fund Established to Help Family

TAPintoTravels is here to promote travel whether it is for work or pleasure.  Most of our reporting is fun and helpful.  However on rare occasions, we do have to report on heart breaking stories.  It is always hardest when it involves men with families that have been lost at sea.  Please consider assisting this family in need and keep them in your thoughts or ...

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Sparta Police: Rear End Collision After Two Mimosas Too Many

February 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A car accident on Winona Parkway left two Sparta residents injured and another facing driving while intoxicated charges.  On February 18 around 7:49 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido went to the scene of the accident along with Sgt. Schomp and Cpl. Antonello, police report.

Lisa Degraw, 55 had run into the back of Mark Iussig, 41 who was stopped at the red light ...

Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Yields Pile of Tickets and Active Warrants

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton woman, pulled over for a broken tail light on her black Kia ended up in custody.  On February 16 around 12:50 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd stopped Meagan Klein, 44, on Route 15, police report.

Herd also found the car’s registration was expired.  The car was not insured and Klein’s license was suspended.  The passenger, ...

First Hand Account: Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

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Sat, February 24, 7:00 PM

The Prudential Center, Newark

Sparta Education Foundation Night Out with the NJ ...

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Tue, February 27, 6:30 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Girl Scout STEAM Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Fri, March 2, 7:00 PM

Wallkill Valley Regional High School, Hamburg

The Drowsy Chaperone

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Sat, March 3, 7:00 AM

First United Methodist Church, Newton

Newton Rotary Pancake Breakfast

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The Drowsy Chaperone

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Paterson's Poet Laureate

February 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- The City of Paterson has given birth to famous athletes, business leaders, actors, and now, a poet laureate.

Born and raised in Paterson, Talena Lachelle Queen told TAPinto Paterson that she has been writing since she was five-years old, and, as she grew older, realized that when it came to pursuing studies and a career in writing, she “didn’t have a choice.” ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...

Where Does YOUR School District Rank in Safety?

Family safety remains paramount when it comes to choosing a new home and community in New Jersey, so Team Nest Builder wants to help you know where top local school districts rank.

Niche.com, which specializes in all different types of consumer rankings, provided a list of the safest school districts in the United States and New Jersey. Below find a list of the 200 safest school ...

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling in NJ

Team Nest Builder knows that whether you are buying or selling a New Jersey home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ...

Does Marriage or Mortgage Come First?

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. Team Nest Builder knows it's no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more ...

Height during childhood associated with increased stroke risk in adulthood

Researchers in Denmark studied the health records of more than 300,000 people born between 1930 and 1989 and found that those who were shorter than average height between ages 7 and 13 had a greater risk of stroke as adults. The results of this study were published in the February 15, 2018 issue of the journal Stroke.

Summary: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320922.php

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Very Hot Tea Increases Cancer Risk

Researchers in China studying the consumption of “burning” hot tea, alcohol, and smoking habits of greater than 450,000 people ages 30 –79 for more than nine years found a five time greater risk of esophageal cancer in those who engaged in all three of the behaviors and a two time greater risk in those who either smoked or drank alcohol and consumed burning hot tea as compared ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 14 2018 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 14 2018 Meeting Video 

 

Own a Lakefront Townhouse from the Mid- $400s

February 22, 2018

OWN A LAKEFRONT TOWNHOME FROM THE MID-$400s

 

Mariner’s Pointe Offers Modern Townhomes with Deeded Boat Slips within

Commuting Distance of NYC

 

HOPATCONG, NJ – The opportunity to own a brand new townhome right on the shores of Lake Hopatcong is attracting buyers to Mariner’s Pointe, where homes priced from the mid $400s are moving ...