Santa Arrives at Sparta's Station Park

December 11, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Santa capped off a busy weekend with a visit to Station Park on Sunday, arriving by fire truck to the delight of the waiting children.  The popular annual event drew nearly 100 families with approximately 150 children having their picture taken with Santa. 

The event was presented by the Sparta Recreation Department and the Sparta Recreation Advisory Committee, as they ...

Sparta Alpine Elementary School Students Celebrate Holidays

SPARTA, NJ – The students at Sparta Alpine Elementary School experienced a multi-cultural sing along show called Christmahanukwanzamdan.  David Jack led the program that was sponsored by the Alpine PTO.

Jack introduced the children to different customs, historical figures, cultures and music associated with several winter holidays, according to school counselor Heather Yanoff.

At ...

Sparta Middle School Overrun by Robots, Newton High School's Aperture FLL Competition

SPARTA, NJ – The gymnasium at Sparta Middle School was swarming with robots last weekend.  Sixteen elementary and middle school FIRST Lego League robotics teams were competing at the event hosted by Sparta Helen Morgan School FLL teams and sponsored by Aperture, Newton High School’s FIRST robotics team.

Two teams of Helen Morgan students competed at the event.

One team, ...

Santa Visits Sparta's Station Park

SPARTA, NJ - Santa will be visiting Sparta's Station Park on Sunday, December 3.  At 1 p.m. Santa is due to arrive on a fire truck.  He will be there until 3 p.m. taking photos with families.

In addition to photos, there will be entertainment, game booths and emergency vehicles on display.    

The admission to the event is an unwrapped toy to be ...

Sparta Education Foundation's Annual Krogh's Turkey Trot 5K: the Tradition Continues

SPARTA, NJ - The annual Krogh's Turkey Trot 5K, sponsored by Sparta Education Foundation will be held on Thursday morning beginning and ending in White Deer Plaza.  Registration will begin at 7 a.m. in front of Krogh's at 23 White Deer Plaza.

Online registration has closed but participants are welcome to register in person on Wednesday, November 22 at the Lake Mohawk Country ...

Newton's Spring Street to Be Transformed into Diagon Alley

NEWTON, NJ –The Holiday magic will continue all day on Spring Street on November 25.  Immediately following the holiday parade, the Spring Circle Merchants will be transforming the street into Diagon Alley. 

Harry Potter fans young and old will enjoy shopping in Ollivanders (Charcoal Moons), Weasleys Wizards Wheezes and more.  They will enjoy eating at the Leaky ...

Troop 150 Scouts Attend Summer Camp at Resica Falls Pa.

RESICA FALLS, PA - It is always a magical time of year when scouts wave their parents goodbye, load their bags onto the trailer and hit the road for a fun-filled week of memories. As they pull into Resica Falls, their faces were pressed up on the glass. After the wide-eyed scouts checked in at the office they grabbed their towel and a bathing suit and took the swim test.

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I Love America Poster Contest Announced by Project Help

December 11, 2017

SUSSEX, NJ – “I Love America” poster contest

Project Help a local charity devoted to helping veterans, is hosting their first annual Poster contest for students all over New Jersey. 

The theme is “I Love America” and open to all budding young artists.  Prizes will be awarded in each category grade category and will be judged on design, originality and ...