Arts & Entertainment

Sparta's July Fourth Celebrations

984b14d876a4a6ea3bd7_IMG_9239.JPG
8d73b96041b31dcb856d_IMG_9433.JPG
c55b70730161f0abd0a9_IMG_9274.JPG
8421ba3b8b7c6c0332fa_IMG_9277.JPG
a88ab5a90216b0c08636_IMG_9286.JPG
23ceb8c83a04eed7c439_IMG_9242.JPG
05d86f6b3c682a817840_IMG_9301.JPG
0a9da270210e647feda1_IMG_9314.JPG
a2606867b005050b7a38_IMG_9320.JPG
0e17815eda55c0d46d79_IMG_9326.JPG
60767ee7b66a08f9118a_IMG_9329.JPG
2de7f8d4fb837917fd74_IMG_9331.JPG
47b63d1acdfca3a3756b_IMG_9333.JPG
115067896ae2d3f5de65_IMG_9335.JPG
e585b0b045fcdfc38654_IMG_9343.JPG
b7e5366667f6818ca9e7_IMG_9357.JPG
f4bb4b6bd52484402d6b_IMG_9363.JPG
68228ed743497d234e8e_IMG_9375.JPG
85f20b7fb6ee42bec29d_IMG_9389.JPG
7b7b93d4278f90d9a687_IMG_9448.JPG
f681b55e2e74e202b42c_IMG_9492.JPG
f1e031efe119977a5be7_IMG_9488.JPG
88b6308b4f6a6257966e_IMG_9594.JPG
984b14d876a4a6ea3bd7_IMG_9239.JPG

SPARTA, NJ – Umbrellas were as numerous as American flags along the parade route on Saturday, July 4.  The rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of parade watchers lining White Deer Plaza and East Shore Trail. 

They cheered the Elks Club, Kiwanis Club, cub scouts, ambulance squad, Knights of Columbus, Ski Hawks, Mohawk Pool Swim Team, Black Diamond Figure Skaters and Kings Ice Hockey teams, OSCAR dog rescue, young ladies in tiaras representing surrounding towns, Lake Mohawk Country Club trustees, Sparta’s Mayor and Councilman Gibbs,  even Batman was there with his bat mobile.

No tradition was left out.  The champion Sparta High School Marching Band did not miss a beat. The Grand Marshal Bill Curcio rode in a convertible waving to the crowd.  Fire companies from all over Sussex County seemed to compete for the loudest sirens and horns as they made their way along the route. John Durkot drove the army jeep for the Sparta VFW along with representatives from the Vietnam Veterans and North Jersey Veterans' Memorial Cemetery organizations.

Sign Up for E-News

Skies cleared, allowing for a very comfortable night for the thousands who enjoyed the fireworks on the boardwalk, in backyards and boats or any open space near to Lake Mohawk. The Country Club show went on for more than 20 minutes, followed by cheers that echoed across the lake. 

Please enjoy many more photos on TAPintoSparta's facebook page photo album

https://www.facebook.com/SpartaTAP/photos_stream?ref=tn_tnmn&tab=photos_albums

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Sparta

Sparta Police: Drunk Brooklyn Man Asks Police to Shoot Him

May 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Brooklyn man was taken for observation when he asked police to shoot him after having crashed his car down an embankment on County Road 517 near the Sparta Middle School.  On May 17 around 2:06 a.m. Sparta Police Officers Brian Porter and Timothy Lynott found Joshua Lindland of Brooklyn asleep in the driver’s seat of a gray Audi against a tree, police ...

Sparta Police: Passengers Face Drug Charges in Traffic Stop

SPARTA, NJ – Two Wantage women face drug charges after the car they were in was stopped for a broken headlight on Route 15.  On May 5 around 2 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Ben Griffin pulled over Alex Torres, 22, driving a white Honda Accord with two passengers, police say.

The officer saw a metal marijuana grinder behind the driver’s seat.  The car and ...

JCP&L Latest Information, Free Ice and Water

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – As of 8:47 p.m. JCP&L is reporting 12,745 customers or 22.11 percent, are without power in Sussex County.  In Sparta 2749 or 32 percent remain in the dark.

JCP&L said they anticipate the “vast majority of the remaining customers to be restored to service by late Thursday.”

JCP&L customers without power can get ice and water ...

Ethical Or Political Stunt

May 20, 2018

On May 9th Sussex County Freeholder Director Jonathon Rose announced formation of the Sussex County Transparency Committee. A committee established to monitor the ethics of County politicians.  

Alarming is what was left out of this announcement. Besides naming the dynamic duo Lazzaro and Graham, two other names show cause for curiosity. Jonathon never acknowledged, nor did he ...

Support for Fantasia and Hertzberg for Freeholder

Dear Editor:

My name is Stephen Skellenger, and I’m writing what is my first Letter to the Editor to emphatically endorse Dawn Fantasia and Josh Hertzberg for Sussex County Freeholder. With these two, you are going to get uniquely-qualified individuals who exemplify servant leadership.

Josh is someone who seems to me to be a person who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone.

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_1238ba7dd28d6e090371_nj_blood_services

Sun, May 20, 10:00 AM

Hayke's Market, Newton

Newton Community Blood Drive

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_6f4ecc7e007a7b295623_farmers_market

Sat, May 26, 9:00 AM

Sparta Health and Wellness parking lot, Sparta

Sparta Farmers Market

Sun, May 27, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Carousel_image_6f4ecc7e007a7b295623_farmers_market

Sat, June 2, 9:00 AM

Sparta Health and Wellness parking lot, Sparta

Sparta Farmers Market

Carousel_image_6f4ecc7e007a7b295623_farmers_market

Sat, June 9, 9:00 AM

Sparta Health and Wellness parking lot, Sparta

Sparta Farmers Market

Sun, June 10, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Life Along the Wallkil River

Education

Carousel_image_6f4ecc7e007a7b295623_farmers_market

Sat, June 16, 9:00 AM

Sparta Health and Wellness parking lot, Sparta

Sparta Farmers Market

Newton's Petition to Move Election Certified, Tabled to May 30 by Council

May 15, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The petition to move elections from May to November was certified by the clerk and presented to the Newton Town Council at the meeting on Monday night.  The petition has been circulating since April and was a point of controversy in the recent council election campaigns.

According to the town attorney, the town clerk certified “369 valid signatures of qualified ...

10-Year Old Boy Battling Cancer Receives Generous Donation From Randolph Hockey Family

May 20, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real life battles off the ice there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the Randolph Varsity hockey team, when they came together to deliver good wishes and ...

Find Your Dream Home During Our DOUBLE Open House Weekend!

The forecast for this weekend is rain, rain, and more rain---so why not spend your time touring your new home?  Team Nest Builder offers 2 wonderful Open Houses this weekend, PLUS a new listing for you to check out via video tour!

27 Hilltop Trail, Sparta

Step into your own fairytale with this Lake Mohawk, storybook-sweet 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom gem! Gather in front of the rustic ...

Help Feed Hungry Sussex County Families Through Foodstock

Did you realize food pantry shortages INCREASE during the summer months? Decreased donations and increased need due to the summer break from school lunch and breakfast programs leave many Sussex County families hungry.  

Enter Foodstock:  an annual spring countywide food drive started 15 years ago through the coordinated efforts of Pass it Along, United Way of Northern New Jersey, ...

3 Tips for Making Your Home-Ownership Dream a Reality

 

Here's Highlights:


Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check = one of the best ways to save without thinking much about it.


Living within a budget right now helps you save money for down payments while also paying down other debts holding you back.  What are you willing to cut back on to make your dreams of homeownership ...

New Data Shows May is the Best Month to Sell Your Home

According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May nets you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value for your home.

For the study, ATTOM performed an “analysis of 14.7 million home sales from 2011 to 2017” and found the average seller premium achieved for each month of the year. Below is a breakdown by month:

ATTOM even ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

We Do This Work Because We Care

May 19, 2018

Sussex NJ – We Do This Work Because We Care

Project Help, Inc., is a 501(c)3 Charity whose mission is to help veterans and their families during difficult times. They assist veterans in New Jersey’s seven northern counties in getting back on their feet. 

“We work very hard to be able to sustain our veterans as they struggle with the many issues that are holding them ...