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Sparta High School Alumnus, Professional Photographer Shares His Story with Students

March 27, 2017

SPARTA,  NJ – The  photography students at Sparta High School had a special guest last week.  Teacher Christie Graham’s former student Chris Szczypala visited the intermediate and advanced photography students talk about his career as a professional photographer.

“I have been teaching at Sparta for over 11 years and its nice when past students come back to ...

Sparta Middle School Student's Poetry Awarded and Published

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta Middle School student has been awarded third place in a national writing contest.  Kavya Kamath, a seventh-grade student in Cherie Shefferman’s STEP program. 

Shefferman explained the STEP students are able to select an interest group for their academic assistance period at the end of each day. 

“Our Wednesday interest group is Book ...

Sparta High School's Blues, Inc! Headed to Jazz Finals

SPARTA, NJ -The Sparta High School's Jazz Bank "Blues, Inc!" has qualified for the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education State Jazz Finals.

Band Director Andrew Lopez was "honored to share the news," with the band, explaining the group earned a fourth place rank based on their performance at the Liberty Middle School in West Orange on March 6.

The finals will be ...

Casino Night Kicks off New Sparta High School Hall of Fame

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School is taking the first steps in creating a Hall of Fame, seeking to honor alumni who have gone on to further  success after graduation. The Hall of Fame committee, a 501c3, is holding a Casino Night to raise funds to create the facility to display the inductees.

The initiative began last year, spearheaded by guidance counselor and coach Tim Librizzi. He ...

Newton Holds 14th Annual Sussex County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the mounds of snow covering Newton, residents from all over the county gathered on Spring Street to show off their Irish spirit.

With the exception of a few flurries in the morning, the 14th annual Sussex County St. Patrick’s Day Parade went off without a hitch.

Over 700 people were walking or driving in the parade, along with eight floats and over 100 ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Sparta German Christmas Market Distributes Proceeds to Local Organizations

SPARTA, NJ - More than 100 people gathered in the main ballroom of the Lake Mohawk Country Club for the annual German Christmas Market luncheon.  Present were volunteers, sponsors and recipients of the charitable donations made by the German Christmas Market committee.

The market was larger than ever as were the disbursements to area organizations.  This year more than $40,000 was ...

Sparta Seniors Enjoy Dinner and a Show at Sparta High School

SPARTA, NJ – It has long been a tradition to invite Sparta’s seniors to attend the final dress rehearsal of the high school’s spring musical.  Not only are they treated to an evening of enjoyable entertainment, the invited guests are served dinner.

The meal is served by the Sparta High School Honor Society students.  This year the event took place on February ...

Veritable Victory for Crew 276 at Klondike

STANHOPE, NJ – Local Venture Crew 276 took home the gold from this year’s Klondike Derby. 

While many people enjoyed the warmth of their homes, the scouts of Patriots’ Path Council, Sussex District were winter camping in below-freezing temperatures at the Klondike Derby on January 27-29.

This year, the Klondike was held at the Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation in ...

Sparta's Mohawk Avenue School Celebrates 100th Day

SPARTA, NJ – The students in Courtney Weir’s third grade class won the 100th Day project challenge.  The students of Alpine Elementary school marked the 100th day with classroom activities including creating an art project with 100 bottle caps.

Weir’s students drew their inspiration from recent classroom experiences.  They had been reading “Tale of a Fourth ...

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Meet the Master Children's Art Event

March 28, 2017

Newton, NJ – Meet the Masters, a hands-on art appreciation program for children in first grade and above, will be held at four Branches of the Sussex County Library System this month. Wassily Kandinsky is the featured artist for April. After learning about Kandinsky’s unique abstract style, children will be encouraged to create their own artwork using his techniques.

Meet the ...