Giving Back

Sparta Bag-It Day

9e9f0e0e8548a35d1a78_bagitday3__530x800_.jpg
96f402c1763863cdd1d0_bagitday1__741x800_.jpg
Employees of Laddy, Clark and Ryan participated in Bag it Day 2013
92a22cbcf4fc0632cbd3_bagitday5__538x800_.jpg
helped clean up Sparta last year.
f13e7220872910b817b0_bagitday2__800x530_.jpg
ed0352941df164a1e18c_bagitday6__530x800_.jpg
Participated in Bag it Day 2013
9e9f0e0e8548a35d1a78_bagitday3__530x800_.jpg
SPARTA, NJ-Sparta Bag It Day offers Spartans the opportunity to volunteer to pickup trash along the Sparta roads, parks and waterways. This year Sparta Bag It Day will be held on April 27, 2014.  
 
Over the years many individuals, neighborhoods, friends, businesses, schools, churches, scouting troops, clubs and home associations have participated.
 
Thomas Ryan, from Laddey, Clark and Ryan said, "The law firm of Laddey, Clark and Ryan, LLP has been an annual participant in Sparta's Bag it Day and looks forward to participating once again on April 27.  Sparta Bag it Day has become a welcomed rite of Spring for the attorneys, staff, clients, friends and family members at LCR. It is rewarding for each one of us to be proactive in improving our environment and having a visible impact on our natural surroundings. Look out fast food containers and Gatorade bottles. Here we come.”
Lee Daly, a 4th generation Spartan, commented,"'It is amazing how many bottles, cans, and wrappers are tossed from vehicles littering our roadsides.  There is a sense of accomplishment to clean the neighborhood and then look at the before and after.  All those cans and bottles can then go to the recycling center so they don't fill up our landfills. Salvage yards will give money in exchange for some metals, even aluminum cans.  Different metals have different values. Once the litter is gone the spring flowers starting popping and our earth begins to appear as it should, clean and beautiful."
 
Matt Putnam and his family participate in Sparta Bag It Day every year. "Sparta bag it day provides a great opportunity for those involved to build a sense of ownership and pride of the community."
 
“If every family takes just a half hour of their day to do a pick up on the roads in front of and a few hundred yards to each side of their driveways, it will make a huge difference.   Possibly make it a family effort. It can actually be fun and a good way to teach our communities children to take pride in and be a part of keeping our home towns beautiful,” according to Laura DeLea.
 
If you would like to participate in 2014, please email Mitch Morrison (mitchell.morrison5@mac.com) to register by April 15, 2014.  Morrison is coordinating the efforts of all of the participants and he will pickup trash bags when he is emailed their exact location.
 
Sparta Bag It Day Rules and Regulations
* All children must be continuously monitored by an adult.
* Everyone must wear bright clothing.
* Everyone must wear gloves, work pants and work boots.  Protective eye wear is recommended.
* Do not pick up glass, anything rusty, anything sharp, anything too heavy, anything that looks even remotely dangerous (like      syringes).
* Bring your own trash bags.
* Bring water and a healthy snack.
* Children are not allowed on the road to pick up trash.  Everyone must be off the road.
* You are invisible to all traffic.  Do not assume anyone can or will see you.
* Everyone must register via an email to mitchell.morrison5@mac.com.
 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Sparta

Plane Crashes into Lake Aeroflex in Sussex County Park

April 23, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—A one-maned plane crashed into Lake Aeroflex in Kittatinny Valley State Park around 11:30 this morning.

“I heard the plane cut out, then I saw it turn left and flatten out, and then it landed in the lake,” passerby Justin Leyman said. “It took the rescue crews about a minute or so to get the pilot out of the lake.

The plane was completely ...

Sparta Police: Blocked Plate Ends with Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Phillipsburg man pulled over for a traffic stop, ended up facing drug charges on April 11.  Around 7:55 p.m. on Route 15 Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido stopped a silver Saturn Ion for having an obstructed license plate, police report.

Charles Williams, 29, was driving with two passengers in the car.  When speaking with Williams, Guido smelled marijuana in the ...

Sparta Police: Running a Red Light ends with Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A man stopped for driving through a red light on Route 15 wound up facing drug charges.  On March 30 Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd pulled over Steven Lassends, 27in a black Infinity, on Route 15, police say.

When the officer spoke with the Montague resident, Herd smelled raw marijuana.  Herd, with the assistance of Sgt. Pensado, Cpl. Antonello and Police ...

The Issue of Alternatives to Elected School Boards

April 14, 2018

The time of electing local school boards should come to an end. According to the National School Boards Association, “the local school board is a critical public link to public schools. Whether elected or appointed, school board members serve their communities in several important ways. First and foremost, school boards look out for students. Education is not a line item on the school ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_40961ffeaba6e615ae3b_img_9102

Tue, April 24, 7:30 PM

Sparta

Sparta Township Council Meeting

Government

Sun, April 29, 3:30 PM

Codey Arena, West Orange

Girls Try Hockey Free Clinic

Sports

Fri, May 4, 7:00 PM

Sparta Evangelical Free Church, Sparta

Veritas Christian Academy presents The Music Man

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_1d32c56f1d9651d97a4d_4571683b0fc541ec405e_360_x_300_image_for_website_posts_copy

Sun, May 6, 7:00 AM

Liberty State Park, Jersey City

11th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for ...

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_59b77f3aedb9c701f6a4_sparta_historical_society

Thu, May 10, 6:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, Sparta

Creating a Pollinators Garden - Talk & Plant Sale

Education Home & Garden

Sun, May 13, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Sun, May 27, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Sun, June 10, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Newton Council Candidates Call for Elections to be Moved

April 12, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – Four candidates for the Town of Newton Council have the same idea; move the election for council members to the November general elections.  Candidates Matt Dickson and Jason Schlaffer and Ludmilla Mecaj and Wayne Levante just do not agree on how to make that happen.

As a Faulkner Act town, Newton originally established their non-partisan elections to be held separately ...

Buying a Home Is Cheaper Than Renting in Majority of US

Great news for first-time New Jersey home buyers! The results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 54% of U.S. counties analyzed for the report.

The updated numbers show that renting a three-bedroom property in the United States requires an average of 38.8% of income.

The least ...

Home Buying Myths Slayed

Team Nest Builder wants YOU to know the truths about buying a New Jersey home!

Some Highlights:


The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!


Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers.


88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!


The credit score requirements for mortgage ...

Buy A Home To Build Your Family's Wealth

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. Team Nest Builder wants you to understand what that means for homeowners and their equity positions.

As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home ...

Now’s the Time to Buy Your NJ Luxury Home

House no longer fits your needs? Planning on buying a New Jersey luxury home? Now is the time to do so!

Recently, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing released its Luxury Market Report which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control.  The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds the number of people searching to purchase these ...

Buy a Home NOW Before Mortgage Rates Climb Higher

Whether you’re a buyer searching for your first home, or a homeowner looking to move up to your next home, Team Nest Builder knows you should pay attention to where mortgage interest rates are heading.

Over the course of 2018, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates increased from 3.95% in the first week of January to 4.40% in the first week of April.

At ...

6 Simple Decorating Tricks for Your NJ Home

Ever watched “Trading Spaces” and wondered, “How do they pull together a beautiful room so quickly?”  Team Nest Builder knows! Read on for these 6 simple decorating tricks from the newly relaunched “Trading Spaces” stars.  You’ll be amazed at what a difference they make in your New Jersey home!

Let Your Heart Choose Your Art

Laurie Smith ...

A Special Performance by The Mental Health Players Raises Awareness of Mental Health Issues

April 23, 2018

In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, NAMI Sussex and Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services are coming together to sponsor a special performance by The Mental Health Players. The Mental Health Players is a group of volunteer performers who use theatrical improvisation and role playing to bring the ...