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Newton High School Presents its Fall Production 'Radium Girls'

November 16, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School cast of the 2018 Fall Production is comprised of 10 students who play multiple parts.  

Brendan Scullin. is directing this play is inspired by a true story about the “Radium Girls” tracing the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.

The story centers on Fryer, played by ...

Building Up the Sparta German Christmas Market

SPARTA, NJ – The elves were busy on Monday on the Lake Mohawk County Club boardwalk building the huts for the annual German Christmas Market.  This year the market will be open on December 1 and 2.

With 150 vendors in 160 spaces and a host of other attractions, “this is probably the largest Christmas Market anywhere,” according to Helena Bould, the German Christmas ...

Sparta VFW Announces Annual Christmas Tree Sale

SPARTA, NJ – It’s never too soon to think about where you will get your Christmas tree.  The VFW will be holding their annual Christmas Tree sale beginning every weekend beginning the day after Thanksgiving.

Hours of operation:

Friday 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Veterans and First Responders will get a 10 % ...

Sparta's Performing Hearts Program Offering Free Dance Classes for Special Needs Children

SPARTA, NJ – The Performing Hearts Program at Dance Academy of North Jersey offers free dance and movement classes to special needs children.  For 15 years the program, in addition to looking for new students is always looking for volunteers.

Currently 18 students participate in the classes at the studio on Sparta Ave.  They are divided into two classes based on their ability ...

Sparta's Celebrates Halloween with Trunk or Treat

SPARTA, NJ – The Halloween tradition continued for Sparta’s young children.  The parking lot at the library was lined with decorated cars for the Trunk or Treat part of the event.  Three award winners were chosen by the panel of judges

The children then paraded around the field at Ungerman for the Munchkin March. Students from Sparta Middle School assisted the ...

New Sparta Recreation Director Ready to Get Started

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Recreation Department welcomes new director Jean Montemarano.  The department is undergoing significant personnel changes with the retirement of Donna Jenkins last month and Marianne Dilworth set to retire at the end of this month.

Montemarano was introduced at the township council meeting on Tuesday night by manager Bill Close. 

“You ...

Sparta German Christmas Market Expands Again for 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The very popular German Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2.  This is the 17 year of the event that raised money for several local charities.

Having exhausted all possible space on the Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk and inside the Country Club, the market is expanding to the Sparta PAL building.  There will be 40 vendors ...

Marching Spartans Earn Trip to Atlantic Coast Championship

UNION, N.J. — The Marching Spartans finished fifth in their division at the Tournament of Band’s Chapter 10 Championship at Union High School on Saturday. The band, having won all of their local competitions, faced a larger field of 15 bands in their division. They now move to the next level of competition.

The Marching Spartans moved up in ranking from eighth to fifth, according ...

Sparta High School Student Earns Accolades for Singing

SPARTA, NJ — Sparta High School freshman Shannon Huhn will be receiving the State Certificate of Excellence from the Royal Conservatory of Music in January. This past spring Huhn participated in the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations in the spring.

Huhn was high scorer at Lineblad School of Music for level four Voice. She was high scorer at her school and in New Jersey.

Huhn ...

Sparta Historical Society Hosts Annual Car Show

SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Historical Society held their third annual classic car show on Sunday, organized by Brian O’Neill. The beautiful fall day brought out approximately 70 cars and many more to admire the shiny pampered machines. 

A wide variety of cars were displayed in the middle school parking lot and at the historical society. A home made camper was a hit with young and ...


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Christmas Concert at Sparta United Methodist Church

November 17, 2018

Sparta United Methodist Church presents a special evening of music to begin the Christmas season! Selections from the Heavenly Metal Ringers hand bell choir will be followed by the choral cantata Sing Joy to All the World by Lloyd Larson. The concert will be accompanied by musicians from the Hanover Wind Symphony and will close with a carol sing.

Join us on December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and December ...