Press Releases

March 24, 2019

Local businesswoman Buffie Dobbs recently visited the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center to read several books to the children as part of the center’s Celebrity Reader program. “I so enjoy sharing the love of reading with children, especially the younger ones. They are so full of excitement while ...

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Volunteers are needed to tutor young adults in science, math, social studies and English as part of the New Jersey Youth Corps high school equivalency and employment skills training program offered by Project Self-Sufficiency.  Tutors will also assist with basic reading comprehension and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Trish O'Keefe, PhD, RN, President of Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Vice President, Atlantic Health System, has been recognized with The Distinguished Alumni Award by her alma mater, DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, New Jersey. The Distinguished ...

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SPARTA, NJ – There is still time to submit an application to the Miss Sparta Pageant.  According to organizers the 82 annual Pageant will be held on June 12 at Lake Mohawk Country Club. The pageant organizers are looking for confident, accomplished young women who would be interested in ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly votes Monday on legislation allowing counties to send proposed bond ordinances to municipalities by email. “Everybody wins when we pass a bill that increases efficiency, improves reliability and saves taxpayer dollars,” said Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Sussex), sponsor ...

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Lawrenceville, NJ – Over the following two weekends, approximately 1,500 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes will compete in Spring Games, the culminating competition event of the spring competition season. Over the last two months, around 5,000 athletes competed in basketball and bowling – two ...

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Newton, NJ  – Two Sussex County icons, Reverend Ernest M. Kosa and Charles L. Tice, are being honored posthumously with Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce at its annual Toast to the Stars Awards dinner being held at Perona Farms on Thursday, March 28, ...

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The Sussex County YMCA raised $73,260 in the first six weeks of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ Treasure Quest — a campaign to make communities stronger, more inclusive, healthier, and safer. Fairview Lake YMCA Camps in Stillwater Township raised nearly $71,000. Fairview Lake YMCA’s 2019 ...

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New Jersey has played a vital roll in the history of jazz. Legends Count Basie and Wayne Shorter were born in Red Bank and Newark, respectively, Dizzy Gillespie spent the last three decades of his life in the city of Englewood, and many of the most significant records of jazz’s golden age were ...

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Dr. Gillam presented with Master of the ACC Award at ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session; was recognized in 2018 as Gifted Educator of the Year Morristown, NJ – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, FACC, the Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair of ...

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Project Self-Sufficiency will offer a free Landlord/Tenant seminar on Wednesday, April 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., featuring facilitator Michael Wojcik, Esquire.  Participants will discuss the rights and duties of landlords and tenants, including eviction, security deposits, leases, mortgages, and ...

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Parsippany, NJ -- Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill spent the morning today with students, faculty, and County College of Morris (CCM) President, Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, to learn more about the collaborative efforts taking place between local institutions and businesses. While at CCM, Congresswoman ...

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(Cedar Knolls, NJ) The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored local citizens at the Council Annual Year in Review and Awards Celebration on Monday, February 25, 2019 at The Hanover Manor in East Hanover. The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, acting through the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta United Methodist Church is offering a Suicide Survivor Support Group for family and friends of suicide loss.  It begins April 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will meet every first and third Tuesday of the month.  They will meet in the church’s library conference room.  No ...

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New Jersey Blood Services would like to announce that it is conducting blood drives in your area which are open to the public. Please include these drives in any listing of community events which you maintain.  The following drives are scheduled in the near future: 4/13/19       Saint Kateri ...

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The Center for Prevention and Counseling will be hosting a WISE Spring Social Series. WISE is a wellness program for adults aged 55 and up, being held at Knoll Heights Senior Center in Sparta, NJbeginning Thursday April 4th from 11:30-1:30pm.  The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education program ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center recently celebrated the nation's first 'National Hospitalist Day', which recognizes the talented, dedicated 'hospitalists' -- a term that refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Often friends and family worry that a loved one who is forgetting words or losing their car keys is in the beginning stages of dementia – it could be normal aging.    That became clear at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s second memory loss symposium, “A Day to Remember: A ...

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Adults interested in volunteering with children during the day are urged to contact the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center in Newton.  Assistance is needed with dance instruction, art projects, nutrition education, reading to children and playing with infants.  Flexible scheduling is available; ...

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) to update and streamline the electronic bidding process for public works projects of significant value passed the New Jersey Senate. The “Electronic Bidding Construction Act” applies to entities subject to the “Public School ...

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NEWTON, NJ —On Wednesday, March 13, the Sussex County Board of Freeholders issued a proclamation recognizing March 10-16, 2019 as Girl Scout Week. Girl Scouts across the country will celebrate Girl Scout Week, March 10-16, by celebrating with birthday parties and conducting take action projects ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been named the top hospital in the state with more than 350 beds by physicians, Castle Connolly and Jersey’s Best. Morristown Medical Center was also named the number one hospital in the state across all treatment categories ...

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Checking Clinics instructed by Our Junior Kings Coaching Staff – Adam Mitchell and Nolan Descoteaux Scheduled for Tuesday March 19 – 8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 21 – 7:10 p.m. $60 for both sessions, registered in advance - $40 for walk-ins 2006 and older birth year: Bantams – ...

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Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Defense released the details yesterday of the president’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, praised the inclusion of key Army modernization initiatives.    “I will ...

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As our country is in the midst of a health crisis due to opioid misuse, it is important to address all ages with prevention efforts to reduce the increase in use and misuse of prescription medication. The Center for Prevention and Counseling will be holding an event for older adults at Pavinci’s ...

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SPARTA, N.J. - Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church welcomes the community to its Fish & Chips on Saturday, March 23 at the church which is located at 246 Woodport Road, Sparta, between Route 15 and Theatre Center.  The event will take place between 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM The event is open to ...

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Northern New Jersey residents will be able to receive free legal assistance from volunteer attorneys in Newton and Blairstown, thanks to a new partnership between Project Self-Sufficiency and Legal Services of Northwest New Jersey, Inc.  Legal advice and limited representation will be available, by ...

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SPARTA TROOP 150: Mulch Drive is in Full Swing! It’s hard to fathom- feels like we just put our snow shovels away but it is time to accept that Spring is almost here and with that our thoughts turn to ….MULCH! Well maybe not in every household but I’ll bet at least a few of us here in Sparta are ...

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As the courtship season begins for peregrine falcons,residents of all ages and visitors from all over the world can observe and study one of the fastest animals on earth by, tuning in to the Union County Falcon Cam. “The Falcon Cam is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to experience ...

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Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Defense released the details yesterday of the president’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, praised the inclusion of key Army modernization initiatives.    “I will ...

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