Princess White Deer: A Woman, a Mohawk, and a Legend

Sparta Historical Society features Esther Deer, known as Princess White Deer, the grand-daughter of a hereditary chief, and the most successful and talented Mohawk entertainer.  With a career that spans from Wild West Shows to the Russian stage to Vaudeville, Ziegfeld, and to the footpaths of Broadway, Esther Deer was a remarkable and fascinating modern career woman for any century.  The Van Kirk Homestead fall exhibit will display an intimate look at her life, career, and activism of Native and American causes.   Open from 1-4pm with 2pm talk.   Participating in Sussex County Heritage Weekend.

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  1. Sparta Historical Society
  2. 973-726-0883
  3. spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com
Sun, October 08
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Sparta Historical Society features Esther Deer, known as Princess White Deer, the grand-daughter of a hereditary chief, and the most successful and talented Mohawk entertainer. With a career that spans from Wild West Shows to the Russian stage to Vaudeville, Ziegfeld, and to the footpaths of Broadway, Esther Deer was a remarkable and fascinating modern career woman for any century. The Van Kirk ...

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Sparta Police: Newton Man Wracks Up Charges After Hit and Run

October 22, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - A Newton man is facing a variety of charges after a hit and run.  Sparta Police Cpl. Dan EIig was following up on the report of an erratic driver on October 16 around 6:40 p.m. on Route 15 north when the reported car drove past him, police said.

Elig followed the white Lincoln Continental driven by Selvin Rodriguez of Newton. The driver was not able maintain his lane, ...

Sparta Police: Lights Out Ends in Drug Arrest

SPARTA, NJ – A man from Orange is facing drug charges after a traffic stop for a broken headlight and taillight.   Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido stopped Timothy Thompson, 32, on October 18 at 6:45 a.m., according to police.

When speaking with Thompson, the officer smelled raw marijuana.  Sparta Cpl. Rubino and Cpl. Schmp assisted Guido as he searched the car, police ...

Sparta Police: Misplaced Bike Rack Leads to Drug Arrest

SPARTA, NJ – Two people are facing drug charges after being stopped because their bike carrier blocked the car’s rear license plate.  According to police Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped Orest Kalni, 27 on October 13 around 11 a.m.

When Rubino approached Kalni the officer smelled raw marijuana in the car.  Kalni of Woodbridge and the passenger Olga Shevchuk, 27, of Brooklyn, NY ...

Obituaries

- Jun 2, 2017
Jillian Mari Baluyot, 17, of Nutley, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Secaucus, she lived in ...
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- Feb 21, 2017
Marisa Rincon (30) passed away in Randolph on February 21,2017. She was born is West Chester, PA ...
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Sparta Mountain, and the Irrational use of Logging

October 23, 2017

Dear Editor,

I have seen a number of letters on Sparta Mountain recently, and indeed I have written a few in the last few years.  I have literally lived below Sparta Mountain, since 1953, and camped hiked, and even spent some time in vacant Boy Scout Cabins up there.  The lake that I live on or off by about 150 feet is not only a source of recreation, but a source of water for the ...

Newton Community Mourns Loss of Another Young Resident

October 20, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—Newton has suffered the loss of another young person this week.  A little over two weeks after the Newton Community lost Kelsey Bederka, 16, a student at Newton High School and one week after Peyten Critchlaw, 6, a first grader at Merriam Avenue School passed away due to a medical emergency. Now the Newton community is mourning Newton High School graduate Joey Savage IV, ...

Roxbury Cops Nab Serial Con-Man After Foot Chase in Kenvil

October 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A serial criminal, who convinced a 78-year-old Kenvil woman to give him more than $30,000 for roof repairs she didn’t get, was arrested last week by Roxbury police following a dramatic foot chase, police said.

The man, Sonny Stanley, 43, of Gutenberg, was charged with obstruction of the administration of law, resisting arrest and theft by deception, police ...

Want to Take Your Business Global? New Jersey Businesses Eligible for Grant Funding

October 12, 2017

Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide? 

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help New Jersey companies gain access to ...

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States--Including New Jersey!

 




The latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

The updated numbers show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up to 50.1% less expensive in Baton Rouge (LA), and ...

Suicide rates highest in rural counties across country

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the October 6, 2017 issues of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, found the highest suicide rates across the country in 2013-2015 were in rural counties. While the overall suicide rate was just under 14 deaths per 100,000 people, in rural counties the rate was almost 20 deaths per 100,000 people.

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Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 

 

NEWTON,NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 

 

Family Health

Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

CCM Offering New Class in Glassblowing

October 22, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ – New this Fall Semester, County College of Morris (CCM) has partnered with the Morris County School of Glass (MCSOG) to offer a glassblowing class to CCM students. 

ART-250 Beginning Glassblowing I is a three-credit, free elective course where students can learn about the history of glassblowing and create delicate, crafted glasswork. Currently, the college is holding ...