Snow Postpones Sparta UNICO's Easter Egg Hunt, Bunny Brunch Still On

March 23, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The UNICO Easter Egg Hunt has been postponed until next Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m.

The Sparta Recreation Committee’s Breakfast with the Bunny will go on as scheduled. 

Newton High School Presents The Who’s “Tommy” as Spring Musical

NEWTON, NJ—Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album conceived and composed by Pete Townshend, The Who’s “Tommy” is an “exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit.

Directed by Brendan Scullin, theatre teacher at Newton High School, with help from music director, Adam Good, the choir teacher, and band conductor and band teacher at newton, Stephen ...

Sparta Middle School Students Perform 'High School Musical'

SPARTA, NJ – The auditorium at Sparta High School is a busy place this week as Sparta Middle School students prepare for their spring musical.  The curtain will rise on the production of “High School Musical Junior” on March 22, 23, 24 at 7 p.m.

“Being in the show is amazing,” Alexander Yerofeyev said.  “I can’t wait to perform in front of an ...

Sparta UNICO Holds Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Sparta Recreation Breakfast with the Bunny

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta UNICO’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, March 24.  The egg hunters are invited to bring baskets to the field at Dykstra Park, behind the library park and in front of the band shell.

That location may be changed, according to UNICO, depending on the snow conditions.  Participants are encouraged to check back with TAPinto Sparta later in ...

Newton's Party After the Parade

NEWTON, NJ - After the parade, the party will continue in a great number of Newton restaurants and shops in the area.  Please patronized these community businesses:

The Barrel House,
Between the Bread,
Black Dog Books,
Bon Appetit and Costa Rican Coffee
Charcoal Moon,
Decades of Memories,
Downtown Dollar,
Maxwell's and Molly's Closet,m
Robin ...

Center for Prevention Hosts 4th Annual Recovery Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Party

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling will be hosting its fourth annual Sober St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

“Often times, many people associate the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol filled parties, creating a barrier for families or people in recovery to have a fun and safe, ...

Sparta Township Council's Patriots Awarded to Knoll Viewers

SPARTA, NJ – Several Sparta seniors were given Patriots’ Awards at the township council meeting on Tuesday night.  Flossie Meyer, Lisa Reidinger and Brent DeFeo were recognized for the role they played in getting better services for the residents on Knoll View.

Councilman Gil Gibbs called the trio along with Marianne Dilworth, Director of Senior Services to the front of the ...

Winter Weather Postpones Sparta, Pope John, Wallkill Valley Theatrical Productions

Sparta High School's production of Mary Poppins scheduled for this evening, Friday, March 2 has been postponed until Sunday, March 4.  The curtain will rise at 2 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and students or they can be purchased online. Pre-ordered tickets from Friday night's performance will be honored at ...

Sparta High School Presents Mary Poppins, Seniors Enjoy Dinner Theater

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School was transformed into a dinner theater on Tuesday evening as the students hosted the township senior citizens for a preview of their musical Mary Poppins.  The National Honor Society students, organized by Danielle Kopp, served the dinner to the 130 guests and the actors mingled in costume before curtain time.

On the menu for the event was ...

Big Turnout for Sparta's Winter Festival

SPARTA, NJ – Families turned out to Sparta Middle School on Saturday for the Winter Festival offered by the Sparta Recreation Committee and the Sparta Kiwanis.  Between 550 and 600 people attended, Sparta Township Manager Bill Close reported at the township council meeting on Tuesday.

Children of all ages played carnival games, had face painting and crafts, bounce house and obstacle ...

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Sparta High School Hosts Second Annual Jazz Festival

March 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ - The award-winning music department of Sparta High School is hosting its second annual Jazz Festival on Friday, April 13, 2018. The event gathers fifteen top jazz bands from northern New Jersey, who compete for group and individual ratings.

The Festival will once again take place in the modern, thousand-seat auditorium of Sparta High School, where the township’s jazz bands ...