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Sussex Scout Set a Fast Pace

August 14, 2017

SUSSEX, NJ - For the second year in a row, Hunter Baker represented Pack 153 at the NYC World Championship Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby in Times Square.  

On June 24, before more than 2,000 enthusiastic race fans, Baker and nearly 300 fellow Scouts from 26 states, competed in two divisions, Stock Car and Pro Stock, racing with Scouts of the same rank.  

The impressive scout ...

Hunterdon County: Annual Balloon Festival Lifts 'Up, Up And Away'

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ - The annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning officially launched early Friday morning with a sneak peak for members of the media and amateur photographers.

With a couple hundred cameras clicking, some 20-30 hot air balloons inflated, and some even took to the air, early Friday morning as the morning fog burned off the fields inside Solberg ...

Sparta High School Art Student Wins State Scholarship

SPARTA, NJ -  Sparta High School photography student Carolyn Galgano won a New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival scholarship.  Her portrait of her dog has earned her recognition at the local and then state level and with it a $1,000 scholarship from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Galgano's "Wet Dog" photo began as an assignment in Christine O'Brien-Mase's ...

Sparta High School Holds First Juried Art Gala

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School media resource center was transformed to an art gala last month for the first juried Sparta Arts Gala.  Each art student had several pieces on display from the front door and throughout the room.

This was also the first year the artwork could be displayed on the new boards donated to the school through the Sparta Education ...

Sparta Elks Fourth of July Parade Draws Big Crowds - Photos

SPARTA, NJ – The Fourth of July parade was held on July 2 in Sparta.  The picture perfect weather brought the town out to watch the floats, tractors and firetrucks and cheer on the marchers.  White Deer Plaza and Mohawk Avenue was lined with old and young wearing their best red, white and blue, waving flags and collecting the candy thrown from the marchers.

Retired Sparta ...

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Sun, August 27, 1:00 PM

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

August 23, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

When visiting any of the six Sussex County Library System (SCLS) locations, ...