Sparta News

November 18, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Annie is a little horse who helps troubled children who need to re-find joy in their lives.She also has a big dream, for her and her friends to have a permanent home. Annie is also the star of Little Horse, Big Medicine a short film that will be shown at the Equus Film ...

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SPARTA, NJ  - Pass It Along announced the new location of their facilities at ‘An Evening for Pass It Along’ benefit event held at Perona Farms, in Andover, on October 25. Pass It Along will be moving their facilities to The Shoppes of Lafayette, located in Lafayette. The new facility will be ...

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SPARTA, NJ - In observance of Veteran's Day, veterans Jack Tripp, Tony Gallopo, Stephen Boonstra, and Susan and Scott Foy sat before Sparta High School students as part of the 2018 Living History Program hosted in the Media Center. On Wednesday, November 14th the panel spoke about their varied ...

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Ava Lindsay UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF ...

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Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish. Ingredients: 12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup apple cider Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in. Combine all ingredients ...

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HAMPTON, NJ – The Hampton Township Fire and Rescue will be holding their annual Christmas Tree and wreath sale.  The sale begins on Friday, November 23 and will continue “until we are sold out,” according to organizer Amy Dolan. Purchases can be made on weekends between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. and ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Crews are on site working on repairs to the water main break on Paterson Avenue, Town of Newton officials said.  Residents in the area may have little to no water pressure.  There is currently NO boil water notification. 

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will emcee ...

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SPARTA, NJ -A Sussex woman is facing drug charges after police stopped her for not wearing her seatbelt.  On November 11, around 8:30 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino saw Jessica Craig driving her gold Honda on Route 15, police report. When the officer spoke to the 32-year-old driver he smelled marijuana ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School cast of the 2018 Fall Production is comprised of 10 students who play multiple parts.   Brendan Scullin. is directing this play is inspired by a true story about the “Radium Girls” tracing the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Snow days are the perfect time for a family to do something together. Why not gather the troops and make a batch, or two, of classic oatmeal cookies.  The Original Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe is a classic that is meant to be shared as much as a batch of these cookies are ...

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SPARTA, NJ - All Sparta public schools are closed today, Friday, November 16 due to winter weather. All after school activities are canceled.

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta school will be following a delayed opening schedule on Friday, November 16 because of winter weather, according to school officials. School start times: Sparta High School – 9:15 a.m. Sparta Middle School – 9:40 a.m. Helen Morgan School – 11 a.m. Mohawk Avenue ...

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Just ask the more than 300 exhibitors at Kosherfest, the world's largest kosher-certified trade show held on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Jackie Lieberman spoke with representatives from the leading innovators in the industry, including Manischewitz — a ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic. Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Due to winter weather, all Sparta schools will have an early dismissal today, November 15 according to school officials. Dismissal times: Sparta High School - 12:12 p.m. Sparta Middle School – 12:20 p.m. Helen Morgan School – 1:05 p.m. Mohawk Avenue School – 12:55 ...

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SPARTA, NJ — It was an historic football season for the Sussex Technical School’s Fighting Mustangs. The 2018 team set a school record of 7-3. It was head coach Brian Stellingwerf’s second season with the young team. Many of his players will be returning next year. He is joined by assistant ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Residents may notice Sparta Police Department is looking a little shaggy this month.  It is all for a good cause.  The officers are taking part in No Shave November a campaign to raise money and awareness for cancer research.  “Each of the officers that have participated in growing ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The elves were busy on Monday on the Lake Mohawk County Club boardwalk building the huts for the annual German Christmas Market.  This year the market will be open on December 1 and 2. With 150 vendors in 160 spaces and a host of other attractions, “this is probably the largest ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — All equestrians know that life with horses can be an emotional roller coaster. Riders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rode that roller coaster all the way the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, held Nov. 8-11 in Lexington, Ky. “With all the ups come some pretty ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A large crowd assembled in front of the monument at the Sparta VFW on Main Street on Sunday. Precisely at the eleventh hour, the Veterans Day ceremony began. “Do not let us be used as tools,” was one of three points made by the guest speaker, Howard Burrell, Air Force ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Racing fans will be able to come out and visit with the richest Standardbred of all time, the great Foiled Again, on Saturday, Nov. 24. The veteran superstar will be posing for selfies in the Backyard during live racing and there will also be a special commemorative ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the latest progress in equine research at its “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8. Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University was the keynote speaker and talked about how the type of feed given to horses ...

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FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ – Sparta’s season ended as it began.  The Spartans fell to Ramapo on Saturday night 42-33 in the offensive battle for a trip to the North Jersey Section 1 Group 3 finals. Sparta’s offense had more than 500 yards and Ramapo recorded 537 yards. Tyler Szabo was QB Kenny Oelkers’ ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the annual Gold Medal Horse Farm honors to John Crater and Mortonhouse Farm in Long Valley, N.J. at its 2018 “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8 The award, part of the New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Lafayette man is facing drunk driving charges after crashing into a tree off of Route 94. On October 27 around 2 a.m. Sparta Cpl. Scot Elig found Zachary Watts, 21 trying to start the black Ford Escort, police report. The Escort was 20 feet into the woods, head on into a tree and ...

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NEWTON, NJ – While most high school juniors are consumed with classes, classes, tests, activities, graduation and college, one Newton students is also thinking about helping others. In many ways Isobel Costello is a typical 11th grade student but her Weekend Bag Program is anything but ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s hard to miss New Jersey’s Alice Tarjan and Candescent when they enter the ring, and the elegant black Hanoverian mare’s extravagant movement and mistake-free performance caught the attention of not only spectators but also the judges on the first day of the 2018 US Dressage ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The ladies of the Sparta Woman’s Club were joined by Sparta Ambulance Squad Cadets and Boy Scouts from Troop 95 and St. Kateri Knights of Columbus Squire Roses and Squires in their efforts to make and distribute free Vile of Life kits. Club members Arlene Kayne and Marjorie ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Marine Corps Toys for Tots organizers are gearing up for the season.  In Sparta there will be several locations where new unwrapped toys can be donated, according to Jim Brady, Toys for Tots Chairman. From  November 25 through December 18 collection boxes will be at Sparta Town ...

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