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Sparta Police: Lafayette Man Caught Stealing from Canna Campus

February 17, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – A Lafayette man is facing shoplifting charges after stealing from Canna Campus.  On February 16 around 5:30 p.m. Officer Thomas Herd went to the store to follow up a report of a theft, police said.

Herd saw the incident replayed on the store owner’s cellphone.  Herd picked up John Trainello, 64 for having taken a box from behind the counter and hiding it in ...

Sparta Police: Hopatcong Man Charged with DWI

SPARTA, NJ- A Lake Hopatcong man is facing drunk driving charges after he was seen crossing over painted lines at the Blue Heron exit ramp from Route 15.  On February 11 around 9:15 p.m. David Langan, 54 was stopped by Officer Erick Finley, police said.

When the officer spoke with Langan, Finley though the driver was intoxicated.  Finley had Langan get out of the car and perform ...

DAISY Award Presented to Newton Medical Center Nurses for Providing Extraordinary Caring

Chick Parr, 63, has never been a “sit around kind of person”– by choice, anyway.

“I take care of the farm machinery, lift heavy bales of hay, feed the animals,” she says of her 75-acre family farm. “It’s hard work, but it’s work that I love.”

Even after a mastectomy five years ago, she continued her active lifestyle. But a side effect ...

Open letter from Patriots' Path Council, Boy Scouts of America

February 21, 2020

Dear Scouting Families,

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come.

 We want to highlight important points that are most ...

Drop in Recovery in Newton, Hopatcong & Vernon

February 21, 2020

The Center for Prevention and Counseling has recently extended Recovery Support services on a weekly basis to include “Drop-In for Recovery” days at the Hopatcong Wellness Center, 47 Hopatchung Road, Hopatcong, NJ and also at the Vernon Senior Center, 21 Church St, Vernon. The Center has trained recovery coaches with lived experience to assist community members with a recovery plan, ...

Impact 100 Garden State Announces 2020 Membership Results

Impact 100 Garden State celebrated it's 2020 membership drive on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at the Grain House in Basking Ridge by announcing a total of 341 members, resulting in $341,000 grants to be awarded to area nonprofit organizations at its Annual Awards Meeting on June 17, 2020.

Along with 286 returning members (an 83% member retention rate), Impact 100 welcomed 55 new ...

Dress Donations and Volunteers Needed Prom Shop at Project Self Sufficiency

Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new and gently-used formal wear, including prom dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, gowns for mothers-of-the-bride, evening bags, jewelry, wraps and shawls, as well as shoes in good condition for display in the agency’s annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop.  Dresses must be dry cleaned and on a hanger.  In the shop, ...

Skylands Ice World Offers Stroking/Skating Skills/Moves/Spins Class

Fridays 2/28-5/8 7:20pm-8:05pm

no class 4/10

Classes will consist of 15 minute circuits focusing on edges, power, control, moves and spins. Skaters will be grouped according to moves levels.

Pre-Preliminary through senior moves.

8 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in New Jersey

February 20, 2020

Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen.

Salud!

Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering fajitas or crawfish etouffee —  nothing goes better with a ...

Gov. Murphy Unveils Ethics Reforms During Visit to Rutgers

February 20, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said he and his staff have been practically building a shrine around a fine bottle of bourbon he received as a gift.

Here's the sobering truth, though: Murphy and his fellow executive branch employees are exempt by state law from taking one drop, let alone accepting any gifts that are related to their public duties.

"We are in the process of ...

Free Tax Seminar with Team Nest Builder!

 

Paying too much in Real Estate Taxes? Find out how you could get them reduced!

 

In this seminar--hosted by Lynn Garafola of Team Nest Builder--you will learn:


4 different “values” for your home (and the differences between them)


What is a town wide “REVAL” (revaluation) and what impact will it have on the taxes you pay in the ...

PRICE REDUCTION and OPEN HOUSE- 10 Crestview Lane

Are you looking for a beautiful 4 bedroom colonial in Sparta with a pool? Look no further than 10 Crestview Lane!  PRICE REDUCTION to $559,000. Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE on 2/9 from 1-3pm. 

This breathtaking 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom Colonial with a heated swimming pool and seasonal lake views perches hillside on 1.44 acres in Sparta Mountain’s ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder February 18, 2020 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ -Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder February 18, 2020 meeting video:

 

Registration Open for 11th Annual Pass It Along Triathlon

SPARTA, NJ - Pass It Along has officially opened registration to their 11th Annual Triathlon, located at scenic Lake Mohawk Country Club, in Sparta, New Jersey on July 25, 2020. Each year, this event brings together members of the local community to watch over three-hundred participants bike, swim and run the streets of Sparta, Andover and Byram.

This year, the presenting ...