Determined Spirit: The Story of Amelia Earhart

Sparta Historical Society celebrates Women History Month with a trilogy of character portrayals.   We welcome Monica Hoffman, our first actree who will bring Amelia Earhart alive before your very eyes!  it is our hope that each individual will gain a greater respect and understanding of Amelia's spirit of adventure and purpose, and an opportunity to hear the encouraging message that she had for women of her time.

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  1. Sparta Historical Society
  2. 973 726 0883
  3. spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com
Thu, March 05
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Sparta Historical Society celebrates Women History Month with a trilogy of character portrayals. We welcome Monica Hoffman, our first actree who will bring Amelia Earhart alive before your very eyes! it is our hope that each individual will gain a greater respect and understanding of Amelia's spirit of adventure and purpose, and an opportunity to hear the encouraging message that she had ...

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Sparta Police: Expired Sticker Ends with Arrest

February 25, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – An expired inspection sticker on a red Subaru caught the attention of Officer Taylor May on Limecrest Road.  On February 20 around 8:15 a.m. May stopped Benedict Burroughs, 32 of Newark police said.

May found that Burroughs’ license was suspended and he had two warrants out of Newark and one out of Irvington.  When May was placing Burroughs under arrest, he ...

Sparta Mayor Murphy Files Appeal Against Sparta Police Department

SPARTA, NJ – Mayor Jerry Murphy is continuing his litigation against Sparta Township Police Department. Last week Judge David Weaver denied Murphy's Motion to Reconsider his summary judgment against Murphy. Having lost this round, Murphy’s attorney George Daggett said he filed his appeal on Monday, February 24.

In a 16 page statement Weaver said he ...

DAISY Award Presented to Newton Medical Center Nurses for Providing Extraordinary Caring

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“I take care of the farm machinery, lift heavy bales of hay, feed the animals,” she says of her 75-acre family farm. “It’s hard work, but it’s work that I love.”

Even after a mastectomy five years ago, she continued her active lifestyle. But a side effect ...

People, Nature and Guns Together

February 25, 2020

Today, in America, 100 people will be shot and killed. Our country’s gun homicide rate is 25 times that of other high-income countries.  Gun violence is a serious problem in America.  People are tired of seeing children and teenagers murdered in classrooms by assault weapons, parents are fearful sending their children off to school, young people are marching on ...

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Thu, February 27, 7:00 PM

Pope John XXIII Regional High School, Sparta

Pope John Players Present "Miss Saigon"

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Fri, February 28, 7:00 PM

Pope John XXIII Regional High School, Sparta

Pope John Players Present "Miss Saigon"

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Sat, February 29, 7:00 PM

Pope John XXIII Regional High School, Sparta

Pope John Players Present "Miss Saigon"

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Tue, March 3, 7:00 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Transitions Survivors of Suicide Loss Support ...

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Thu, March 5, 7:00 PM

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Determined Spirit: The Story of Amelia Earhart

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Veritas Christian Academy to Host Open House on March 2nd

February 25, 2020

Discover Veritas; Veritas Christian Academy Hosting its Open House on Monday, March 2nd

Veritas Christian Academy, a Christian high school located at 385 Houses Corner Road in Sparta, NJ and conveniently located off Route 15, is hosting its Open House on Monday, March 2nd for parents and students to discover Veritas.  The Veritas Open House will be held at 6:00pm.

Principal Mrs.

Here’s why you should use direct deposit for a tax refund

With the April 15, 2020  deadline around the corner, taxpayers should be aware of the benefits of using direct deposit for refunds. It’s easy, secure and the fastest way to get a tax refund.

Here are 10 quick facts about direct deposit.

It’s the best and fastest way for taxpayers to get their tax refund.
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United Way of Northern New Jersey Announces New CEO

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – United Way of Northern New Jersey is pleased to announce the selection of Kiran Handa Gaudioso as its new chief executive officer, effective March 1, 2020. Gaudioso will replace John Franklin, who is retiring after more than 20 years at United Way.

 

Gaudioso, of Livingston, has served as United Way’s chief operating officer since 2017, following ...

Affordable Energy for New Jersey Coalition Launches with Support of Business, Labor, Civic and Energy Interests

In response to the recently released New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP), representatives of labor, energy, business and civic groups have come together to launch Affordable Energy for New Jersey.  The Coalition will work to ensure New Jersey residents continue to have safe, reliable and affordable choices to meet their energy needs.

“The EMP’s emphasis on a move to complete ...

New Jersey Date Night: 4 Fun Cooking Schools

February 25, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Sometimes even the most adventurous Garden State couple just wants to keep it super laid back, cozy and at home. The choice for date night simplicity can lead to a most fear-instilling question … What’s for dinner?

Not all of us are good in the kitchen. Learning a few cooking skills and ...

UPDATED: Scotch Plains Chef Joe Murphy Wins Food Network's 'Chopped Sweets' Contest

February 25, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Not unexpectedly, Food Network Chopped Sweets winner Joe Murphy of Scotch Plains says his phone has been constantly ringing since the conclusion of the show, which aired on Monday, Feb. 24. On the other end of the phone were friends calling to congratulate him and to ask about his experiences on the cooking reality show.

“The challenges were under the time ...

OPEN HOUSE 2/23-Beautiful 4 BR Colonial with POOL!

Are you looking for a beautiful 4 Bedroom colonial in Sparta? Look no further than 10 Crestview Lane! Join us for an OPEN HOUSE on 2/23 from 1-3pm! 

This breathtaking 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom Colonial with a heated swimming pool and seasonal lake views perches hillside on 1.44 acres in Sparta Mountain’s wonderful Woodlake Crest neighborhood.

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Free Tax Seminar with Team Nest Builder!

 

Paying too much in Real Estate Taxes? Find out how you could get them reduced!

 

In this seminar--hosted by Lynn Garafola of Team Nest Builder--you will learn:


4 different “values” for your home (and the differences between them)


What is a town wide “REVAL” (revaluation) and what impact will it have on the taxes you pay in the ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder February 18, 2020 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ -Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder February 18, 2020 meeting video:

 

Registration Open for 11th Annual Pass It Along Triathlon

SPARTA, NJ - Pass It Along has officially opened registration to their 11th Annual Triathlon, located at scenic Lake Mohawk Country Club, in Sparta, New Jersey on July 25, 2020. Each year, this event brings together members of the local community to watch over three-hundred participants bike, swim and run the streets of Sparta, Andover and Byram.

This year, the presenting ...