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Tue, March 20, 6:30 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Girl Scout STEAM Program

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Add to My Calendar 03/20/2018 6:30pm 03/20/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Girl Scout STEAM Program

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is inviting girls in kindergarten through grade 5 to participate in a five-week S.T.E.A.M. program at Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ. Open to girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts, the program will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting February 20.

Girls will explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

71 Sparta Avenue Sparta, NJ 07871

Sat, March 24, 9:30 AM

Sparta Recreation Department, Sparta

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

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Add to My Calendar 03/24/2018 9:30am 03/24/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Join us at Sparta Recreation for a fun and entertaining breakfast with our very special bunny. There will be entertainment by "Guitar Bob," a petting zoo and pictures taken with the bunny. Presented by the Sparta Recreation Advisory Committee.

Pre-registration is required.

Mohawk Avenue Sparta, NJ 07871

Sat, March 24, 10:30 AM

Dykstra Park, Sparta

UNICO Easter Egg Hunt

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Add to My Calendar 03/24/2018 10:30am 03/24/2018 11:30am America/New_York UNICO Easter Egg Hunt

UNICO Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, March 24 beginning at 10:30.

Prizes will be awarded in each of the three age categories.

Check back for possible venue change due to snow covered field.

18 Mohawk Avenue Sparta, NJ 07871

Sat, March 24, 6:00 PM

Perona Farms, Sparta

Trout Unlimited Annual Fund Raising Banquet

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Add to My Calendar 03/24/2018 6:00pm 03/24/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Trout Unlimited Annual Fund Raising Banquet

The Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Chapter, Trout Unlimited will be holding their Annual Fund Raising Banquet on March 24, 2018 at Perona Farms, Andover. The open bar one hour cocktail will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to over 100 bucket raffles, there will be a raffle for a three night stay at Bosebuck Mountain Camps in Maine, ...

Andover Sparta Road Sparta, NJ 07871

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Sparta Police: Car Crash Leads to Warrant Arrest

March 20, 2018

SPARTA, NJ –  A car going too fast for the snowy road conditions crashed on Route 15.  No one was injured in the one car crash but the driver, Melvin Pineda-Castro of Plainfield, 27, was taken into custody.  On March 13 around 6:30 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Ben Griffin arrived at the scene, according to police.

Pineda-Castro had lost control of his black Honda CRV, hit ...

Sparta Police: Failure to Keep Right Ends with Two in Jail

SPARTA, NJ – Two people from Dingman’s Ferry are facing charges for drugs and other issues after a traffic stop on Route 15.  On March 16 around 12:45 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped Cory Parker, 34, for failing to keep right, police report.

The officer smelled raw marijuana when speaking with Parker in the red four door Ford.  The passenger, 35-0year-old Lindsey Hutchinson ...

Sparta Police Pick Up Franklin Woman Driving While Suspended

SPARTA, NJ – A traffic stop yielded an arrest for driving with a suspended license for a Franklin woman.  On March 13 around 11:30 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Timothy Lynott stopped Christina Bradford on Route 15 for having a broken tail light on her gray GMC pickup, police report.

When the officer checked her credentials, he found Bradford’s license had been suspended and she ...

5 Tips for elected officials

March 9, 2018

Dear Editor,

Wayne Levante, a self-described moderate, business-friendly mayor of Newton since his appointment 8 months ago, has been mired by one misstep and controversy after another.  From peddling debunked conspiracy theories about student “crisis actors” in the Parkland, Florida mass school shooting on social media, attacking residents and calling them ...


March 11, 2018



Republican Freeholder Candidates, Dawn Fantasia and Josh Hertzberg commended the District 24 Legislators for taking action in the wake of the horrific school shooting that took the lives of 17 at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.   


Senator Oroho, Assemblyman Space and ...

Newton’s Spring Street Turned Green for a Day for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 19, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the semi-chilly weather, residents from Newton, Sparta, Andover, Green, and all over Sussex County gathered on Spring Street, dressed in green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

This year was Sussex County’s 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and had over 941 people marching in it, 79 vehicles, six floats and about 45 animals.

The ...

6 Easy Ways to Increase Zzzz’s During National Sleep Awareness Month and Beyond!

Team Nest Builder knows sleep deprivation leads to a myriad of problems, so we’re here to help you make your New Jersey home bedrooms the havens you deserve! Take a look at these simple ideas for increasing your zzzzz’s:

Soften Up

Employ a large area rug that covers the entire room to help absorb sound and enhance comfort.

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4 Top Reasons NOW Is A Great Time To Buy A New Jersey Home

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Prices Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices appreciated by 6.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.3% over the next year.  The bottom in home prices came and left. Home values will ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Atlantic Health System's Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller Named A CMO to Know for 2018

March 20, 2018

Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, is proud to announce that, Jan Schwarz-Miller, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Atlantic Health System, was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know 2018.

Dr. Schwarz-Miller, was appointed to her current role almost two years ago. Prior to that, ...