Rita Joyce: Evolution of an Artist

Sparta Historical Society welcomes Rita Joyce, originally from California, now residing in Sparta NJ, as our summer exhibit artist.  She is known for her original paintings that capture and reflect shadow and light with a vibrant pallet. Ms. Joyce works in oils, watercolors or mixed media, often enhancing her artwork with metal leaf, powder and collage.  Her subjects are wildlife, florals, natural forms and abstracts.   FREE

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Sparta Historical Society welcomes Rita Joyce, originally from California, now residing in Sparta NJ, as our summer exhibit artist. She is known for her original paintings that capture and reflect shadow and light with a vibrant pallet. Ms. Joyce works in oils, watercolors or mixed media, often enhancing her artwork with metal leaf, powder and collage. Her subjects are wildlife, florals, ...

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Sparta Police: DWI for Sparta Man with Three Kids in the Car

September 15, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – An anonymous call to the Sparta Police Department led to the arrest of a Sparta man in Station Park. On September 11 around 9 p.m. Officer Jon Poon responded to the report and found Peter Chlodnicki, 55 sitting in a car, police said.

Three children were also in the car.  Poon made arrangements for them to be driven home, police said.

After speaking with Chlodnicki, ...

Sparta Police: Car in Rainbow Park Gets Driver DWI

SPARTA, NJ- A Sparta man was charged with drunk driving after police found a car near the basketball court in the middle of Rainbow Park, a "pocket park" in Lake Mohawk. On August 25, around 9:30 Officer Mike Poon found William Greenlaw, 62 in a silver Toyota Prius, police said.

When Poon asked Greenlaw why his car was in the park.  The driver did not have an answer, police ...

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

 

If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that ...

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How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

If you notice Spotted Lanternfly eggs, it is important to remove the eggs or call your local Department of Agriculture to report your findings. To remove Spotted Lanternfly eggs yourself, complete the form on this page, and we will mail you a FREE Spotted Lanternfly Egg remover. Read below for a few tips for DIY egg removal:

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Local Agency Thanks Retiring Board Member for her Tenure

September 23, 2021

Project Self-Sufficiency Board of Directors Member Nancy Jacobus, whose tenure stretched back to the agency’s 1986 founding, was recently honored at a festive retirement event.  Jacobus, often hailed as Project Self-Sufficiency’s “longest-serving” board member also volunteered in several capacities at Domestic Abuse & Assault Intervention Services (DASI) over the ...

6th Annual Fall Festival and Car Show

The Annual Fall Festival and Car Show will be held on October 10th from 11am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Newton! This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Newton and the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce.

Vendors, crafts and many unique items for sale.  Rock Kandy, an 80's cover band will be performing all of your favorite songs at Spring/Moran St and The Cafe ...

Disputes Michael Schnackenberg's Letter about Overdose Awareness Vigil

September 15, 2021

The Many Lies of Michael Schnackenberg 

Something is rotten in the State of Sussex - enter left-wing radical blogger Michael Schnackenberg. This time he is using addiction as a political hit piece. He continues to perpetuate false narratives and blatant lies against elected County Commissioners and state legislators. This is the same individual who openly calls for killing of elected ...

Newton Woman Charged in Paterson Murder Conspiracy

September 23, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – A Newton woman was arrested last week on murder charges according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office. Jenna Peselli, 24 was the fifth person to be charged in the conspiracy that led to the murder of 21-year-old Newark resident Jose Figueroa, prosecutor’s office said.

Peselli surrendered to Paterson police on September 13 where she was charged with murder ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...