Connecting Past to Present: Preserving the NJ Glass Tradition

Sparta Historical Society welcomes Kristin Qualls, Director of Exhibitions & Collections at Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center in Millville NJ where she manages the day to day operations of Museum of American Glass.  Join Kristin Qualls for an exploration of hand made glass in NJ from its colonial origins to today's contemporary art.  From the natural resources to the influence of immigraton patterns, from the reflection of important historical events to the impact of business practicies, from production ware to unique pieces of art, the NJ glass tradition lives on!

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Sparta Historical Society welcomes Kristin Qualls, Director of Exhibitions & Collections at Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center in Millville NJ where she manages the day to day operations of Museum of American Glass. Join Kristin Qualls for an exploration of hand made glass in NJ from its colonial origins to today's contemporary art. From the natural resources to the influence of ...

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Sparta Police: Nutley Woman Gets DWI, Part of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

August 19, 2019

SPARTA, NJ -  The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is in full swing is Sparta.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA initiative is once again going on in an effort stop drunk driving at the local level. 

In Sparta, a Nutley woman was stopped when Sparta Officer Michael Poon saw a black Hummer weaving on Woodport Road.  On August 16 around 11:45 ...

Sparta Main Street Construction Closures Delayed

SPARTA, NJ - According to Sparta Police Department, the road work that had been scheduled for overnight hours last week has been delayed until next week.  

Information will be published as it becomes available. 

Sparta Police: Broken Windshield Reveals Unlicensed Driver

SPARTA, NJ – A Lake Hopatcong man was picked up on an outstanding warrant when Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped him for a broken windshield.  On August 12 around 10 a.m. the officer stopped the black Hyundai on Route 15, police said.

When Rubino checked into driver Marcello Pinto, 45, the officer found Pinto was wanted in Riverdale.  Pinto was taken into custody and brought to Sparta ...

Invitation To A Public Forum

August 9, 2019

Dear Ms. Parker:

The question is this:  Do we want to live in a Republic or not?

If we want to live in a Republic – in a representative democracy – we are going to need to accept speech that offends us.  All of us, each of us, have our own set of words or images or acts that we find offensive.  If we want our freedom, we need to be adult enough to ...

Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

Rutgers Planning Re-enactment of First Collegiate Football Game

August 19, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The first collegiate football game was played in New Brunswick and Rutgers is planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of that historic game.

The Scarlet Knights' 6-4 victory on Nov. 6, 1869, will be re-enacted on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6:15 p.m.

Fans who arrive early for the Rutgers football team's season-opening kick off against the University of Massachusetts ...

Home-Buying Lingo You Need To Know

Let’s face it:  Buying a New Jersey home can be intimidating. Not being familiar with the terms used during the process makes it even more so.  Team Nest Builder to the rescue! Here we supply a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear when buying a home:

The best way to ensure your New Jersey home-buying process is a positive one is to find a real estate ...

Shop The Sparta West Mountain Community Garage Sale This Saturday

Team Nest Builder’s Sparta West Mountain Community Garage Sale takes over the Sparta West Mountain area Saturday, August 17th, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (rain or shine).

“We’re excited to launch the Sparta West Mountain Community Garage Sale this year, building on the success of our annual Sparta Mountain Community Garage Sale,” says Lynn Garafola, Team Nest Builder Team ...

Don't Miss This OPEN HOUSE Sunday for a Sparta 4BR with a Wonderful Backyard

Don't miss out on your DREAM HOME! Seeking a pristine, move-in ready Colonial home with a wonderful backyard in a great neighborhood? You’ve just found it in Sparta’s 9 Evergreen Place!  See for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, August 11th from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.!

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the lovely Sparta Mountain area, this 4-bedroom, ...

Pass It Along Alumni Shares Passions with New York Youth

Sparta native shares her passion and skills in uprising non-profit organization in Harlem, New York

SPARTA (NJ) - Christie Taylor, a local Sparta native, is taking her passions to the next level. This time, at a much larger scale, in the biggest city on Earth. 

After teaching hip-hop dance for six years, Taylor decided to turn her passion for the arts and community service into one, ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder August 14 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ -The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders August 14 meeting video.

 

Foundation Reports Smithsonian Water Exhibition Resounding Success

August 20, 2019

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation reports that its six-week showing of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition “Water/Ways” was a resounding success.

Through a selection of photographs, objects, film, audio and interactives, “Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on ...