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Tue, October 23, 7:30 PM

Town Hall, Sparta

Sparta Township Council Meeting


Add to My Calendar 10/23/2018 7:30pm 10/23/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Sparta Township Council Meeting

Regular meeting of the Sparta Township Council. Public is invited to attend

65 Main Street Sparta, NJ 07871
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! - The Haunted Village at The Red Mill

Fri, October 26, 7:30 PM

The Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! - The Haunted Village at The ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 7:30pm 10/28/2018 5:30pm America/New_York RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! - The Haunted Village at The Red Mill

Our annual Haunted Village Fundraiser is back for its 28th Halloween season!

Box office open from 5-10pm. Tickets can be purchased either in person at the gate or online. Event starts after dark, approximately 7pm – exact opening time of attraction is subject to conditions on event night. Attraction closes when everyone who has purchased admission for that night has gone through the ...

56 Main St., Clinton, NJ 08809

Sat, October 27, 9:00 AM

Sparta Health and Wellness parking lot, Sparta

Sparta Farmers Market

Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 9:00am America/New_York Sparta Farmers Market

Sparta Farmers Market runs every Saturday rain or shine

89 Sparta Ave Sparta, NJ 07871

Sat, October 27, 6:00 PM

Sparta VFW, Sparta

Sparta FOP Lodge #28 Halloween Party

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Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 6:00pm 10/27/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Sparta FOP Lodge #28 Halloween Party

Join the Sparta FOP Lodge #26 for a costume Halloween party at the Sparta VFW

Tickets are $35 for music, food, beer and prizes for costumes: best single, best couple and best group

Contact Kurt Morris for tickets 973-729-4068

Sparta, NJ 07871
Traditions from the Black Forest

Sun, October 28, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Traditions from the Black Forest


Add to My Calendar 10/28/2018 1:00pm 10/28/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Traditions from the Black Forest

Sparta Historical Society pays homage to the cultural influences from the Black Forest of Germany and Austria with its Van Kirk Homestead Museum's fall exhibit. This exhibit explores architecture, cuckoo clocks, meerschaum pipes, magnificent carved plaques and other traditional arts seen in the early days of Lake Mohawk and other German communities throughout the area. 2PM talk

336 Main Street Sparta, NJ 07871

Sun, October 28, 5:30 PM

Sparta Library Parking Lot & Memorial Field, Sparta

Sparta Recreation's Trunk or Treat & Munchkin ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/28/2018 5:30pm 10/28/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Sparta Recreation's Trunk or Treat & Munchkin March

Please join us for our annual Trunk or Treat & Munchkin March on October 28th!

The Trunk or Treat begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Sparta Library parking lot, followed by the Munchkin March on Memorial Field at 6 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for costumes and trunks, and there will be treats for everyone! Admission is a donation to the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry. Adults are asked not to ...

22 Woodport Road Sparta, NJ 07871

Sun, October 28, 6:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, Succasunna

Moonlight Cemetery Tour in Succasunna

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Add to My Calendar 10/28/2018 6:00pm 10/28/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Moonlight Cemetery Tour in Succasunna

Come enjoy a spooktacularly fun evening on Sunday, 10/28/18 at the Moonlight History and Mystery Cemetery Tour 6 pm-8 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna located at 99 Main St. See the final resting place of Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers, Lenape people, a NJ Governor and many of the families who have streets named after them throughout Roxbury (Condit, Salmon, Meeker, Emmans, ...

99 Main Street Succasunna, NJ 07876

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Sparta Police: Car Accident Ends with Sparta Man Arrested

October 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing charges of driving while intoxicated after a car accident near Station Road.  On September 30, Police Officer Arlene Lippencott found Michael Familant, 29 had rear ended the driver of a Ford SUV with his Subaru, police report.

When speaking with Familant, Lippencott smelled alcohol on his breath and saw his eyes were watery and bloodshot and his ...

Sparta Police: Accident Results in Car Fire

SPARTA, NJ – No charges have been filed so far and no injuries reported in a car accident that resulted in a fire at the intersection of Newton Sparta Road and Pickneyville Road.  On October 18 around 7:50 a.m. Sparta Police Oficer Scott Elig arrived of a reported car accident to find a red Ford Explorer sport trac on fire, police report.

The officer spoke with the driver Sabrina ...

Sparta Police: Traffic Stops Net Wanted Drivers

SPARTA, NJ — Sparta police picked up a number of people on active warrants. On October 7 around 1:30 p.m. Officer Timothy Lynott stopped Daniel Aldea of Garfield because his silver Nissan Altima had an expired inspection sticker, police report.

Aldea initially told Lynott his name was Ramon Aldea in an attempt to avoid arrest on outstanding warrants. Lynott found Aldea had a suspended ...

Letter to the Editor: Mikie Sherril is Listening

October 19, 2018

Dear Editor, 

In the race to be New Jersey’s next 11th Congressional district  representative, there is only one candidate who supports a woman’s right to choose. Her name is Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor.

Her opponent, Republican Jay Webber, has aggressively fought for years to defund Planned Parenthood, a non profit that ...

Response to Sue Hannon's letter to the editor

Sue - 

I understand your views on firearms, and respect your 1st amendment rights to voice them freely.  I also respect our citizens right to the 2nd amendment, something I feel the residents of Sussex county take very seriously.  I for one don’t believe our countries gun violence issue is solved by taking away those rights from law abiding citizens.  On that issue we ...

Re-evaluating bus safety for the benefit of ALL: students, parents, AND drivers

October 19, 2018

Bus safety is an issue regularly discussed each school year as a consistent concern for many parents. This year the main concerns center around the youngest students.

Having a K-2 elementary school introduces challenges when oldest children on the bus are 8 or 9 years old. Typically, older students model good behavior and can help younger ones, something that is limited in this ...

What It Takes

I have a unique skill set that I feel prepares me well for a position on the Sparta Township council.  I provide project management, process improvement, and analysis of data services.  Plainly stated, I listen to people, understand the problems, design a solution, and implement it.  My experiences tell me to apply the skills I’ve learned to examine the challenges we face, ...

Supporting Sparta's Busy Families

When I think about a typical Sparta family, a few attributes come to mind:  family-oriented, hard-working, community focused, values education and a strong appreciation for our great town. Did I mention BUSY? As a Sparta mother of 4 daughters ranging in ages from 6-21, I often observe that we are constantly on the move for the sake our children.  

I chose to run for the Sparta Board ...

Newton Board of Education Recognizes Sussex County Teacher of the Year

October 22, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Board of Education, recognized the Sussex County’s Teacher of the year, Kate DelVecchio, at the beginning of their board of education meeting last month.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Kate,” Newton’s Superintendent Dr. Ken Greene said. “She’s done a tremendous job in our district in really a very short period of time. She ...

Roxbury Dentist Buying Back Halloween Candy for Troops

October 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home.

"The Halloween Candy Buy Back program is a great way to thank and support our troops and ...

5 Tips for Starting Your New Jersey Home Search

In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, Team Nest Builder knows it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.

In a recent article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time ...

3 Big Dangers of Buying a NJ Home Without A Real Estate Agent

How many times do you plan to buy a home during your entire lifetime?

For most of us, the number is somewhere between 3 and 5. It certainly doesn’t happen often enough to make us experts on the process.  Real estate agents, on the other hand, may handle 3-5 purchases per month. This experience makes them an invaluable resource to homebuyers.  Before you think about handling ...

7 Perfect Spots For Pumpkin Picking In Northern New Jersey

Cue the fresh apple cider and hayrides---it’s pumpkin picking season in Northern New Jersey! Team Nest Builder recommends you grab the kids, flee the house and head to one of these 7 super pumpkin-picking spots, pronto! (Just be sure to call ahead to confirm they’ll be open as weather and stock may impact hours and activities.  And if you’re thinking of loading up Fido, ...

Dispelling the Myth About Home Affordability

We’ve all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those headlines are accurate. But, have you ever wondered why the headlines don’t say the last 25 years, the last 20 years, or even the last 11 years?

Team Nest Builder knows! The reason is that homes were less affordable 25, 20, or even 11 ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!


Branding the Right Message About Your Business

Source: A company’s brand is more than just a logo or graphic; it is the internal and external message that a business represents to its employees, investors, clients, and to the surrounding community, one which best describes what that business does, why it exists, as well as what the business and its’ leadership believes in. What does your brand say about your company? What ...

Who are the Eco-Warriors?

Source: As there is more public awareness and public education about environmental concerns related to fresh drinking water supplies, air pollution, and what occurs on land, local advocacy continues to grow to protect our communities from these threats. So, who is fighting for the planet? Samuel K. Burlum take a look at some of the non-profit groups that fight on the side of a cleaner ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders October 10 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders October 10 Meeting Video



Realtors Endorse Mikie Sherrill for Congress

October 22, 2018

Fairfield, NJ -- Today the National Association of Realtors PAC endorsed Mikie Sherrill for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th District.

“Mikie Sherrill understands that homeownership is part of the American Dream,” said Angela Sicoli, Century21 Award Agency, Broker. “In New Jersey, home ownership can grow our economy, fuel job creation, and make our state a destination for ...