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Sparta Alpine Elementary Students Learn to 'Stand Up - Step In'

June 27, 2017

SPARTA,  NJ - The students of Sparta's Alpine Elementary school had a special guest visit them last month.  David Jack of Mobile Education brought his program No Bullying: Stand Up - Step In!  The character education program dealt with several components of bullying.

"David Jack did a great job holding the student’s attention." school counselor Heather Yanoff ...

More Photos from Sparta Middle School's Completion Ceremony Held at Sparta High School

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Middle School held their completion ceremony on the football field at Sparta High School on Wednesday, June 21.  Here are additional photos from that evening.

 

Sparta Middle School Bids Farewell to Eighth Grade Students

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Middle School students, faculty and families gathered on the football field at Sparta High School for the 2017 Completion ceremony.  The event began with opening remarks and flag salute led by Vice Principal Brad Davis.  The National Anthem was led by student Sydney Dillon. 

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Dr. Daniel Johnson was next to the ...

Sparta High School Track and Field Sends Four Athletes to NJSIAA Meet of Champions

June 16, 2017

COLUMBUS, NJ—The top High School Track and Field athletes in New Jersey showed up at Northern Burlington Regional High School to compete one last time locally for the season.  Sparta High School sent four athletes to this year’s competition on Saturday, June 10, senior Billy Loewen, junior Ben Davis, junior Gianna Macones, and sophomore Carlie Wilson.

Macones competed in two ...

Sparta Middle School Russian Student Leaves Her Mark

June 27, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Middle School Russian students left their mark on the wall of the school before leaving for the summer.  Suzanne Jouravlev’s students have a history of signing the blocks in the classroom, leaving messages of encouragement to future Russian students the teacher explained.

One student decided to go a bit farther and create a mural on the wall outside the ...

Shark Parties at Your Local Sussex County Library

NEWTON, NJ – Shark parties will be held at every Branch of the Sussex County Library System June 26-28. Targeted to kids entering pre-Kindergarten through third grade, the parties will feature shark-themed stories, games, crafts and snacks. For dates, times and registration stop by your local Branch or go through the Events Calendar link at sussexcountylibrary.org.

Miss Sparta 2017 Crowned

SPARTA, NJ – An 80-year-old tradition continued last week as nine young ladies vied for the title of Miss Sparta 2017.  The Lake Mohawk Country Club was decked out for the event that crowned Sparta High School senior Isabella Candeloro. 

Sparta High School junior Hannah Fagersten was the first runner up and senior Jacqueline Hoffman was named second runner up.

Three past ...

Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

June 21, 2017

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Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

 

Montville 4th of July Celebration

The city of Montville is ...

'Surf the Sidewalk' in Surf City Opens Up Saturday

SURF CITY - The newly formed Surf City Business Cooperative will kick off a special event that will be held throughout the summer called “Surf The Sidewalk."  The initial event will be this Saturday June 17.

The cooperative will hold the event every Friday through December. The group seeks to promote and stimulate tourism and commerce in Surf City.  The group has great ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend

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Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

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Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI

June 27, 2017

SPARTA. NJ – a Sparta man has been charged with driving while intoxicated on June 19 around 11 p.m.  Sparta Cpl, Kurt Morris stopped a 2007 GMC driven by John Wiedmayer on Woodport Road because Wiedmayer was not staying in his lane, police report.

Wiedmayer, 57, was pulled over on Pine Cone Lane after crossing the double yellow lines.  When Morris spoke with Wiedmayer he ...

Sparta Police: Drug Charges for Staten Island Woman Stopped for Speeding

SPARTA, NJ – A woman from Staten Island is facing several drug charges after being stopped for speeding on Route 15.  On June 19 around 10:30 a.m.  Sparta Police Officer Tim Lynott stopped the 2010 Nissan, driven by Jennifer Fourman police report.

When Lynott approached Fourman he smelled raw marijuana.  When he searched her car Lynott found a small amount of marijuana and ...

Sparta Police: Newton Woman Charged with DWI

SPARTA, NJ – Broken license plate lights on a Newton woman’s car caught the attention of a Sparta Police Officer Tom Herd on Sparta Avenue on June 17 at 3:10 a.m.  Herd turned around and followed the 1999 Honda being driven by Jamie Garcia, according to police.

Garcia, 25, was unable to say in her lane as Herd followed, “constantly crossing the double yellow ...

Obituaries

- Jun 2, 2017
Jillian Mari Baluyot, 17, of Nutley, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Secaucus, she lived in ...
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- Feb 21, 2017
Marisa Rincon (30) passed away in Randolph on February 21,2017. She was born is West Chester, PA ...
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When is Enough, Enough? An Example of Bureaucratic Indifference

June 23, 2017

We have all had experiences with the unpleasantries of bureaucracy whether on the municipal, county, state, or federal level.  It can be very frustrating which no doubt is partly responsible for the associated negative stereotypes involved.

None of us enjoy having to “jump through “certain hoops.  If we are honest with ourselves, there are times when we are impatient and ...

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Under the Tent, Denville

Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc. Band Beer Beefsteak

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Sparta Public Library Presents, "Build a Better ...

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Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Photographers Eye the Van Kirk Homestead Museum

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Lafayette Fire House, Sparta

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Newton's Merriam Avenue School Ends School Year With Some Fun

June 15, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The students and staff at Merriam Avenue School ended the school year with fun, color, and style.

On Friday, June 2, over 500 students from kindergarten up to fourth grade participated in the annual Field Day event held at the school.

“Field Day was organized by Mr. Down and Mrs. Waldron and me”, said one of Merriam’s gym teachers, Scott Zymet, ...

Roxbury Man Wants Something Done About Unwanted Tossed Newspapers

June 24, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the Internet, print newspapers have been declining for a decade. There’s at least one Roxbury resident who won’t miss a method used by the struggling industry to stay afloat: The free sample paper thrown on front yards.

That person is Emil Ruesch of Landing. He came last week to a Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting and spoke his mind.

“I’m here ...

6 Helpful NJ Home Buyer Open House Dos And Dont's

As with all social situations, there’s a code of etiquette for visiting a New Jersey open house. Considering that how you handle yourself at an open house may impact whether or not you get that New Jersey dream house (over another, less polite bidder), Team Nest Builder highly recommends you read on for our 6 top tips!

Identification Station

Brokers at most open houses lay out sign-in ...

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

June 27, 2017

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

NJBS urges the public to donate to replenish the community’s critically low blood supply.
 

New Brunswick, NJ (June 26, 2017) –New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company,  New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to please find time to donate blood at a NJBS ...