Sparta VFW Prepares for Memorial Day Parade

May 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW is busy preparing for the annual Memorial Day parade to be held on Monday, May 29.  This year they are anticipating over 600 people to march the route from Lake Mohawk Marina, down Lake Trail East through White Deer Plaza and up Mohawk Avenue.  Additionally, they are expecting 30 vehicles and 20 motorcycles.

The participants will begin processing at ...

Sparta High School Students Perform for the Service Dog Program

SPARTA, NJ – It was a perfect evening for an outdoor concert.  The evening was made even better because of the cause.  Sparta High School students got together to continue to raise funds to support the therapy dog program at their school. 

The latest effort was a concert at Dykstra Park on Friday evening.  A nice crowd of students, parents and even school staff came ...

Friday Concert in the Park for Sparta High School Therapy Dog Program

SPARTA, NJ – Dykstra Park will host a band concert on Friday night.   Sparta High School students have organized a concert in the park on to support the therapy dog program at the school. Just prior to spring break the two dogs, Franc and Stanley, were hit by a car.  Franc died and Stanley survived after having surgery to reconstruct his face.

The concert, organized by the ...

Sparta's Annual Recreation Derby a Draws Anglers of All Ages

SPARTA, NJ-Young anglers brought their parents and grandparents to the pond at Station Park on Saturday, May 5 to enjoy the annual Trout Derby.  The pond was stocked with trout by the Sparta FOP.  The popular event was sponsored by the Sparta Recreation Advisory committee. 

Peter and Gene Donnelly were very successful; Peter caught seven fish and Gene caught six.  Cole ...

Sparta Day Postponed

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta Day has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather.  Initially scheduled for Saturday, May 13 it will now be held on Saturday, September 23.  The Junior Woman's Club of Sparta will have additional information in the coming weeks.  

Venturing Crew Participates in Patriots' Path AdVenturee at Mt Allamuchy Reservation

STANHOPE,NJ - The Patriots' Path Council Venturing Exploring experience Committee held its annual AdVenturee on April 7 through 9. The AdVenturee is a Patriots' Path Council event targeting the Venturing, Exploring and Sea Scout units.  This year’s event was Star Wars themed and hosted at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope. In attendance ...

Miss Sparta Nomination Date Extended

SPARTA, NJ – The Miss Sparta committee has extended the application date until May 17.  Nominees for the 80 Annual Pageant can still be submitted.  The event will be held on Sunday, June 11 at the Lake Mohawk Country Club.

“Due to the overabundance of inquiries to nominate contestants for Miss Sparta, we have decided to open the nominations for another week,” ...

Sparta High School Students Art Exhibited at Morris Museum Show

SPARTA, NJ – Art students from Sparta High School have been chosen to display their work at the Morris Museum’s Fresh Perspectives this year.  Brooke O’Malley’s cardboard sculpture titled Rolling Along and Melissa Nolan’s altered book sculpture titled Reaching Beyond will join works of 48 other New Jersey students.   

Sparta teachers Robin Cutillo ...

Sparta High School Project Graduation Looking for Volunteers

SPARTA, NJ –Sparta High School Project Graduation is looking for help.  The volunteer run event needs volunteers. 

Project Graduation provides a safe environment for Sparta High School seniors on the night of their graduation.  The effective program began 29 years ago in Sparta and has become a staple of high school graduation nights across the country.

“Our ...

Sparta Gets a Visit from the Easter Bunny

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Library and field behind the Mohawk Avenue School were overtaken by young children on Saturday, hunting eggs and enjoying breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  Outside the library, goats and chickens delighted the children as well as the pony available for riding. 

Inside volunteers Christel Schuhmann and Fredericka “Ricki” Link helped serve the ...

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Sparta Dragon Boat Festival This Sunday, May 21

May 16, 2017

SPARTA, NJ—Come and cheer on paddlers at the Third Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, May 21. The Sparta Education Foundation is sponsoring this event and invites everyone to come down to the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk to cheer on Dragon Boat teams. A major fundraiser for Sparta’s public schools, the Dragon Boat Festival’s opening ceremonies begin at 8:30AM. Part of the fun is ...