Arts & Entertainment

October 23, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The third annual  Kiwanis Club of Sparta  Fall Celebration for Families.  Families took over the front lawn of the Sparta VFW on Sunday playing games, painting pumpkins and masks and having their faces painted as well.  Inside the crowd was treated to musicians from the Bill Wright ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Lake Mohawk Country Club hosted their third annual Oktoberfest. The weather could not have been better for the crowds that gathered on the boardwalk and on Beach 1 on Sunday.  A band set the atmosphere as people enjoyed traditional German food and beer. Many simply enjoyed the ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Homecoming has additional meaning this year for the Sussex Technical High School.  on October 6, 2018, Sussex County Technical School will holding a 50th  Anniversary Celebration of the school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Various shops and clubs will have booths on display, items for sale ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The outdoor patio of the Mohawk House was hopping on Saturday, for the eighth annual FOP Oktoberfest.  Approximately 250 people enjoyed the beautiful fall weather, taking advantage of the bocci courts, fire pits, traditional German food, beer and music.  Money raised by the event ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Kiwanis Club held their annual fall barbecue picnic at Knoll Heights Village on September 20. More than 75 residents enjoyed hot dogs, cheese burgers, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, beer and soda put together by the Grill Committee. The Xi Beta Rho Friendship ...

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RAMSEY, NJ – The Sparta High School Marching Spartans did it again.  Their “Two Birds One Stone” once again earned them first place in the Ramsey Tournament of Bands.  The band also earned Best Visual as they had done in the Jefferson competition two weeks ago. “I am so incredibly proud of our ...

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JEFFERSON, NJ – Sparta High School marching band took home the big trophy from the Jefferson Township Tournament of the Bands.  The bands “Two Birds One Stone” program earned the musicians and color guard Best Music and Best Visual recognition along with a first place in their group. The program ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Members of the student council at Sparta High School have been working hard planning events for the students, according to advisor Lynn Damelio. Damelio and Deluccia said they were proud of the efforts that have led to three big events for the Sparta students in October ...

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LAFAYETTE, NJ –A Classic Car Cruise will be hosted on the green at the Shoppes at Lafayette on Saturday.  The village held a grand re-opening ribbon cutting on Thursday evening.  In addition to the classic car cruise this weekend, Extreme Energy Solutions' race cars and drivers will be on hand.  ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Chess Club begins its 17th season this week.  The club is open to students in five Sparta schools.  “The club has an uphill battle this year to duplicate their accomplishments of last school year,” Coach Tom Murray said.  The 2017-2018 team won a national, three ...

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AUGUSTA, NJ - The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton has been moved to the Conservatory at the Sussex County Fair Grounds.  It will be held on Monday, September 17 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.

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NEWTON, NJ - Once again rain has caused the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Newton festival will now be held on Monday, September 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

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NEWTON, NJ - Due to inclement weather the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce annual Taste of Newton will be held on Tuesday, September 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. according to town officials

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SPARTA, NJ - It's not just clams at the Sparta VFW annual clam bake next Saturday, September 15. The menu will include  hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage and peppers, corn on the cob, salad and dessert. According to Commander Peter Litchfield, a number of Sparta organizations are supporting ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The last outdoor family movie of the season is scheduled for Saturday, September 8.  Wonder will be shown on the screen at Dykstra Park.  The park will open at 6:3 p.m. with activities and snacks.  The movie will begin at dark. The rain date is Saturday, September 15.  

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SPARTA, NJ – The Kiwanis Club of Sparta  is offering their third annual Fall Celebration for Families.  The free event will take place on October 14 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Sparta VFW on Main Street. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting, pumpkin painting, family games, live music by Bill ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Police Department, Fire Department, ambulance squad, dispatch, Community Emergency Response Team or CERT and Office of Emergency Management, or OEM will be holding an ice cream social on Friday, September 7 from 5 until 9 p.m.  The community is invited to the site of ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Sparta Recreation won’t be the same. After 28 years serving the community, Donna Jenkins it is retiring.  With friends and family, including her brand-new granddaughter, looking on, Jenkins was honored by Sparta Township Council.  “Donna is one of the reasons people love our ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton will be hosting their third Annual Fall Festival.  This year, in addition to activities for young and old, vendors, live music and blacksmith demonstration the event will feature a classic car show. Children can enjoy a hay bale maze and face painting.  There will ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Sussex County is, once again, holding a seasonal photo contest.  Winners could have their photo included in county communications and online throughout the year.  The subject of the photos should be highlighting quality of life, spaces and places in Sussex County, according to ...

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NEWTON, NJ-The Power of Cheese will be this year’s theme for The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce annual Taste Newton set to take place on Monday, September 10.  Spring Street will be closed from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. for the local restaurants, caterers and businesses to share their fare. In ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Summer events continue this weekend in Sparta. On Friday night the Sparta Arts Committee presents Frank Bang and the Cook County Kings.  UNICO will be conducting a 50/50 raffle at the show.  The concert will be held on the stage at Dykstra Park behind Mohawk Avenue School from 7 to ...

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BRANCHVILLE, N.J. — Students of local music teacher Elisa Girlando have been taking home the first place trophy from Sussex County’s Got Talent since 2014, this year was no exception. The annual competition was restructured this year to create age divisions and eight students, self proclaimed “Team ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The outdoor movie scheduled for tonight, Saturday, August 18 has been postponed due to weather, according to the township.  The Peter Rabbit movie will be played at Dykstra Park on Saturday, August 25.  The park will be open beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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SPARTA, NJ – Summer activities continue in Sparta for all ages. The Sparta Arts Council continues their summer concert series on Friday night with Mark Berger & the Ride.  The show goes from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Dykstra Park.  Rain location is inside Mohawk Avenue School.  Next week the ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The Newton Theatre drew a crowd on Monday afternoon. U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer was joined by Town Manager Thomas S. Russo, Jr, ThorLabs President Alex Cable, Sussex County Chamber of Commerce President Tammie Horsfield across the street from the theater to cut the ribbon to ...

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SPARTA, NJ — There are a number of activities going on this weekend.  Taco Night at the Sparta Elks has been moved to next Saturday. The Sparta Elks are holding Taco Night on Friday, July 27 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the boardwalk room. The cost is $5 per person for tacos, Margaritas are ...

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