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Your dream home awaits with 10 Crestview Lane! PRICE ADJUSTMENT at $550,000. 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 wonderful Woodlake Crest neighborhood. Spread out in 5500 square feet of living space, or gather together in the huge, finished lower level or on the welcoming patio (with a ramp and retractable electric awning) overlooking the pool and flat play yard--an entertainment mecca! Hardwood floors and a gorgeous, sparkling chandelier greet you upon entry. Stroll into the open kitchen/breakfast area complete with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, high-end cabinetry, and a wet bar.

Find a wood-burning fireplace in the spacious family room, and a bonus room adjacent to a full bathroom, perfect for a first-level in-law or au pair suite. The pristine dining room and formal living room impress, while the office/den offers opportunity for working at home. The sweeping master bedroom suite includes a sitting room, massive natural light-filled walk-in closet/dressing room, and a master bathroom with double sinks and a jacuzzi soaking tub. Three additional, spacious bedrooms complete the second level, one of which includes a “hidden” playroom. Ample closets and a three-car garage mean there’s storage space everywhere. A Nest security system reinforces home safety, while a new HVAC system ensures comfort with ease.

Your friendly new Sparta Mountain Reserve community lies within easy driving distance from Sparta's town center, meaning dining and entertainment options abound, and you'll be just minutes from the route 15 and route 23 commuting corridors. New York City is only a little over an hour away by car. A NYC Bus is available from Sparta. Newark Airport and the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania average about an hour's drive as well. And don't forget the nearest ski slopes and water parks are only 20-30 minutes away in Vernon! Like hiking? The nearby 1400-acre Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management area offers numerous trails for all levels of hiking, as well as Ryker Lake for kayaking, fishing and birding. Kittatinny Valley State Park is also a short drive away, boasting 5.2 miles of hiking trails with views of glacial lakes, limestone outcroppings and former railroads. Additionally, Kittatinny's Lake Aeroflex and Gardner's Pond are excellent for fishing and boating.

Sparta's fantastic school system provides wonderful educational opportunities. Sparta Middle School and Sparta High School are a short drive away. As one of 2018's top 100 safest towns in America (according to Safewise), Sparta offers peace of mind as well. Call team Nest Builder’s Lynn Garafola today at 973-222-3777 to arrange a private showing. Don't miss your chance--this dream home will move FAST! 

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Sussex County COVID-19 March 31, Two More Deaths

March 31, 2020

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The coronavirus has claimed two more victims in Sussex County.  According to the Sussex County Department of Health a 63-year-old Vernon man and a 75-year-old Sparta man have died.

Additionally, 15 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified. 

Sussex Borough, 55, male,
Newton Town, 85, male,
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Hamburg Borough, 45, ...

Home Schooling Spartan Style

SPARTA, NJ – Families in Sparta are stepping up and stepping in to new roles as children are all being homes schooled.  Several Sparta families shared photos of what homeschooling looks in their home. 

Please share your photos to jdericks@tapinto.net

 

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Murphy Talks, Numbers, Ventilators, Field Hospitals, and "Knucklehead Parties" at Briefing Monday

TRENTON, NJ - Using charts that graphically show how social distancing can significantly slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today continued to vociferously urge New Jerseyans to follow his Executive Orders, saying, that Garden Staters "have always lived our lives punching above our weight" and called on citizens to "crush that curve even ...

Sparta Man Gets Five Years in Drug Case

March 30, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – A Sparta man was sentenced today to five years in state prison for his role in a drug distribution scheme dashed after a long-term police investigation that yielded drugs and $300,000 in proceeds, said authorities.

It was the culmination of a case, led by Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Detective Daniel Cicala, that involved many law enforcement agencies.

The man, Samuel ...

Sparta Police: DWI for Byram Man

SPARTA, NJ- A Byram man tried to blame his accident on texting but ended up with a drunk driving charge.  On March 17 around 11:30 a.m. Officer Brian Porter responded to a call of an erratic driver on Route 15, police said.

Porter found Austin Markferding, 21, on the side of the road in a blue Ram pickup with a flat tire and front end damage, police said.

Markferding told Porter he was ...

Let's Put a Candle in the Window to Honor Medical Professionals and First Responders

March 31, 2020

Letter to the Editor...

Yesterday, I spoke with dear friends in Liverpool, England, Nora and Jed Addy.  Their community in Woolton Woods started a special custom during this coronavirus pandemic...putting a lighted candle in their front window each evening from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm to show their thanks and support of  the police/ambulance/fire first responders, ER, doctors, nurses and ...

IRS: Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19

March 31, 2020

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19.

Does my business qualify to receive the Employee Retention Credit?

The ...

Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta to award $3,000 in college Scholarships to local Graduating High School Seniors

The Junior Woman's Club of Sparta (JWCS) will be awarding 3 scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, to local area female graduating high school seniors.  The winners will be decided primarily based on their service to community and to school, which reflects the mission of The Junior Woman's Club of Sparta.

Applications with complete instructions will be available online at ...

Small businesses still hit hard by coronavirus crisis, lawmaker finds

SPARTA, N.J. – Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Assemblyman Parker Space. Many of New Jersey’s businesses were deemed non-essential and mandated to close or significantly cut back on operations by executive order.

“The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on local businesses as customers have stayed home or because the ...

Area Photographer Starts Drive for Project Self-Sufficiency Food Pantry

Sussex County photographer Ashley Schneider has joined professional photographers across the country in the Front Porch Project, an initiative which offers free portrait sessions from a safe distance while assisting those in need in their communities during the Coronovirus outbreak.  Schneider’s effort will benefit the food pantry at Project Self-Sufficiency.  Schneider’s ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Classes

March 30, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

New Jersey's Garry Pastore Wins Second “Best Supporting Actor" Award for 'Shooting Heroin' at Garden State Film Festival

March 30, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore won his second “Best Supporting Actor" award for his role as a beleaguered small town sheriff overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic when he was honored this week for his role in Shooting Heroin at the Garden State Film Festival this weekend.

Pastore won his first award for “Best supporting Actor” ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 28, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...