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, ad activism of Native and American causes.   Open from 1-4pm with 2pm talk.

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  1. Sparta Historical Society
  2. 973-726-0883
  3. spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com
Sun, November 26
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 ...

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Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Yields Hundreds of Empty Heroin Packets

December 7, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Long Valley resident was found to have hundreds of empty wax packets used to hold heroin when he was stopped for having an expired inspection sticker.  Sparta Police Officer Thomas Snyder stopped a gray Honda Accord on December 4 around 9:50 a.m. on Route 15, police report.

When Snyder went to speak with Daniel Gaeta, 30, the driver told the officer he was being ...

Sparta Police: Vernon Man Hits a Curb, Gets DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A Vernon man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after he hit a curb and disabled his Jeep.  On November 30 around 11;20 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Ericks Finley found the Robert Houdershieldt, 44, sitting in his Grand Cherokee on the Route 15 southbound ramp, police say.

When Finley spoke with the driver, Houdershieldt told the officer he was on the phone ...

Sparta Police: Wanted Orange Man Picked Up After Driving Erratically

SPARTA, NJ – An Orange resident is in custody on outstanding warrants and other charges after getting stopped by Sparta police on Woodport Road.  On November 21 around 1:40 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Thomas Snyder stopped an Audi driven by Damani Weekes, police say.

According to police Weekes was driving erratically, crossing over the yellow line several times.  When Snyder ...

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Thanks for Saving my House

December 10, 2017

It was strange to get a phone message at a local movie theater that my house was on fire in Lake Stockholm on Friday. It was thirty years ago that I had a house fire in the same community, but tonight I was at the AMC movie in Rockaway getting a call about my house again being on fire. I arrived in Lake Stockholm to see the firemen keeping damage to a minimum!

Without the great effort of ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

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Two Elizabeth Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 1, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Celebrate the Season at Sparta’s 16th Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market

Don’t miss this weekend’s 2017 Weihnachtsmarkt: 16th Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market at Lake Mohawk in Sparta!  

Ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State”, this market offers 100+ vendors selling beautifully-crafted and unique gifts; delicious food & drink; live entertainment (from folk dancers to carolers to chainsaw wood ...

Are your medications interacting with one another? For the health of it, find out!

A national poll of almost 1700 people age 50 - 80 conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for Health Care Policy found that only a third of them who take at least one prescription drug had talked to a health care professional about drug interactions in the previous two years. Among those taking six or more medications, less than half had talked with a health care ...

I Love America Poster Contest Announced by Project Help

December 11, 2017

SUSSEX, NJ – “I Love America” poster contest

Project Help a local charity devoted to helping veterans, is hosting their first annual Poster contest for students all over New Jersey. 

The theme is “I Love America” and open to all budding young artists.  Prizes will be awarded in each category grade category and will be judged on design, originality and ...