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Champion Sparta Chess Club Starts Season 17

September 18, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Chess Club begins its 17th season this week.  The club is open to students in five Sparta schools. 

“The club has an uphill battle this year to duplicate their accomplishments of last school year,” Coach Tom Murray said. 

The 2017-2018 team won a national, three regional and one state championship across all age groups according to ...

New Location for Taste of Newton

AUGUSTA, NJ - The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton has been moved to the Conservatory at the Sussex County Fair Grounds.  It will be held on Monday, September 17 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.

Taste of Newton POSTPONED

NEWTON, NJ - Once again rain has caused the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton festival will now be held on Monday, September 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Taste of Newton Postponed to Tuesday

NEWTON, NJ - Due to inclement weather the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce annual Taste of Newton will be held on Tuesday, September 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. according to town officials

Sparta VFW Clam Bake- Not Just Clams

SPARTA, NJ - It's not just clams at the Sparta VFW annual clam bake next Saturday, September 15. The menu will include  hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage and peppers, corn on the cob, salad and dessert. According to Commander Peter Litchfield, a number of Sparta organizations are supporting this fundraising event:

Haydens Service Center is donating 22 ...

Sparta Recreation to Show Final Outdoor Movie of the Season

SPARTA, NJ - The last outdoor family movie of the season is scheduled for Saturday, September 8.  Wonder will be shown on the screen at Dykstra Park.  The park will open at 6:3 p.m. with activities and snacks.  The movie will begin at dark.

The rain date is Saturday, September 15.  

Sparta Kiwanis Holds Free Fall Family Festival

SPARTA, NJ – The Kiwanis Club of Sparta  is offering their third annual Fall Celebration for Families.  The free event will take place on October 14 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Sparta VFW on Main Street.

Families can enjoy pumpkin painting, pumpkin painting, family games, live music by Bill Wright School of Music students and refreshments.  The first 300 guests will ...

Free Ice Cream Social Given by Sparta Emergency Services

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Police Department, Fire Department, ambulance squad, dispatch, Community Emergency Response Team or CERT and Office of Emergency Management, or OEM will be holding an ice cream social on Friday, September 7 from 5 until 9 p.m. 

The community is invited to the site of the old Carl’s Auto Body at 5 West Shore Trail, across from the Lake ...

Donna Jenkins Retires from Sparta Recreation Department

SPARTA, NJ — Sparta Recreation won’t be the same. After 28 years serving the community, Donna Jenkins it is retiring. 

With friends and family, including her brand-new granddaughter, looking on, Jenkins was honored by Sparta Township Council. 

“Donna is one of the reasons people love our town,” Mayor Josh Hertzberg said before turning it over to Councilman ...

Third Annual Newton Fall Festival to Include Classic Car Show

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton will be hosting their third Annual Fall Festival.  This year, in addition to activities for young and old, vendors, live music and blacksmith demonstration the event will feature a classic car show.

Children can enjoy a hay bale maze and face painting.  There will be a scarecrow making contest, pie eating contest and 50’s costume ...


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Sparta Library Wine Tasting

September 18, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Library is holding their 10th annual wine tasting fundraising event on Saturday, October 20 beginning at 7 p.m.  The $15 tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the library.

The event is presented by Randy Burke of Burke’s Liquors.

Attendees are invited to bring their own wine glass if they prefer.