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Van Kirk Homestead Museum, SPARTA

Dedication of the Wagon House & Music Day

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Add to My Calendar 08/25/2019 1:00pm 08/25/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Dedication of the Wagon House & Music Day

Everyone is invited to the 1PM dedication of the Nicholson Family Wagon House and the recognition of the many donors who assisted in its restoration. At 1:30pm, there will the grand opening of its new permanent transportation exhibit entitled "Travel In and Around Sparta". Immediately following at 2pm will be Sparta Historical Society's annual Music day with easy listening music ...

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Sparta Police Announce Charges in Ungerman Attack

September 15, 2019

SPARTA, NJ- Two Sparta boys have been charged with simple assault in an attack that took place at Ungerman Field in mid July.  According to police both boys are 14 years old, as is the victim.

Several people video recorded the assault but no one called the police during the attack, according to Det. Sgt. Jeff McCarrick.  It was still daylight on the warm July evening.  ...

UPDATE: Police Said Route 15 is Reopened Sparta Police: Route 15 Detour Due to Downed Utility Pole

SPARTA, NJ – Route 15 traffic is being detoured onto Layton Lane, according to Sparta Police Department.  Both northbound and southbound lanes are affected because of a utility pole down across the road.  It was pulled down by a truck near to the Bagel Station just beyond the railroad tracks.

Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Yields Pot Arrest

SPARTA, NJ- A Warton woman is facing drug charges after a traffic stop.  On September 1 around 6:50 a.m. Officer Jonathan Poon stopped Martha Rubio, 21 in a red Volkswagen, for not moving to the right lane, police said.

Poon smelled marijuana in Rubino’s car.  The officer searched the car and found a bag of pot.  Rubino admitted it was hers, police said.

Rubino was ...

Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

September 3, 2019

To the Editor:

Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress for a few minutes.

The bunnies, chicks, goats, sheep, cow and other animals used ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

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

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

Unicorn Brings Magic to The Chelsea at Fanwood

September 14, 2019

FANWOOD, NJ -- Friday was a magical day at The Chelsea in Fanwood as Noble Attitude the Unicorn arrived to bring smiles to the faces of residents. 

Dressed in bright red sneakers, Noble visited with residents and staff of the assisted living facility and even posed for selfies. 

"He loves the attention," handler Maureen Coultas said.  Coultas ...

OPEN HOUSE 9/15 4BR Colonial with Incredible Backyard

Delight and awe family and friends with your new home at 4 Mill Creek Road--a 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom center hall Colonial with the unofficial best backyard in all of Sparta--now at an improved price!  See it in person at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, September 15th, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Located in the lovely Sparta Mountain Reserve, this fantastic ...

North Jersey Offers Many Ways to Commemorate 9/11

North Jersey offers many ways to commemorate 9/11 on Wednesday’s 18th anniversay of the September 11 terror attack:

CHATHAM BOROUGH/TOWNSHIP

Thirteen Chatham borough and township residents died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  This year's 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the 9/11 Memorial located at Memorial Park on North ...

Don't Miss TRIPLE Sparta Open Houses Sunday: From Quaint to Contemporary

Don't miss out on your dream home! This Sunday, September 8th, from 1pm - 3pm, check out these THREE amazing Sparta homes!

6 Under Rock Drive, Sparta

Imagine coming home to an immaculately-maintained 3-bedroom home in Sparta’s wonderful Sunset Lakes area--your own private, quiet respite.  6 Under Rock Drive is that home! 

This move-in ready, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom ...

COMING SOON Lovely 3BR in Sparta's Sunset Lakes Area

Imagine coming home to an immaculately-maintained 3-bedroom home in Sparta’s wonderful Sunset Lakes area--your own private, quiet respite.  6 Under Rock Drive is that home, and it’s coming soon! 

This move-in ready, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom split level makes the most of its .25 acres with a private outdoor living space offering a 2-tier deck oasis with built-in seating ...

Local Resident Puts Passion to Purpose for Pass It Along

Local Sussex County resident sets out on expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro, supporting local non-profit organization.

LAFAYETTE, NJ  - Keith Utter, a local Sussex County native and resident, is preparing for a strenuous expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro, in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. Recently, Utter partnered with Pass It Along, a local non-profit located in Lafayette, New ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders' September 11, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders' September 11, 2019 meeting video.

 

United Way’s Honey Open Golf Event Helps ALICE

September 15, 2019

NEWTON, N.J. – Nearly 70 area women took part in the annual United Way Honey Open Golf Outing on September 9 at the Farmstead Golf & Country Club.

More than $21,000 was raised at the women’s-only golf event to help put ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) individuals and families on a path to financial stability. Despite working hard, ...