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December 2, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – It was a good showing for high school photography students and their teacher at the Sparta Camera Club expo competition.  Teacher Christy Graham won several awards including the top prize, Best in Show and students won several ribbons as well.  “I am so proud of the students who ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The “Old Fashioned Christmas” holiday parade will be watched over by Newton Police, keeping everyone safe, according to the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce event organizers. Following the tragedy in Waukesha, Wisc. Newton Police Department has reviewed their security plans for ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School players will be performing Arsenic and Old Lace live and in person this week. The fall show directed by Brendan Scullin will run from Thursday, November 18 through Saturday, November 20. Tickets are on sale at the door for $10. The play stars students Avery ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Drama is returning to Sparta High School, literally! “Middletown” by Will Eno will be performed on November 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. with a matinée on November 21 at 2 p.m. The play can be described as a sitcom that is in the midst of an existential crisis. The titular town represents ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Lights and sirens welcomed the Marching Spartans back to town after their championship performance at the Tournament of Bands Region 10. They were awarded a top score of 92.24 for their Crown and Glory program. The band also won Best Music, Best Visuals and Group 2A first ...

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SPARTA, NJ – More than 600 trick or treaters came to the upper parking lot at Station Park for the annual Trunk or Treat presented by the Sparta Recreation Department. The treats were given out from 43 extensively decorated trunks. Rain did not deter children of all ages from their quest for candy, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – No, you were not seeing things.  Some people near Lake Mohawk were treated to the sight of a trio of black cloaked horsemen running through White Deer Plaza and heading down Route 517 on Friday evening. The group is from Corinthian Equestrian Center located in Warwick, New York. The ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Halloween begins on Friday, October 22 for Sparta’s families.  Bring the children as ghosts, goblins, princesses and puppies, firemen, Batman and every other creative costume for the Sparta Recreation Department’s Trunk or Treat at Station Park from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Sparta families ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Despite rainy weather and three other events, the Sparta Historical Society's 2021 Car Show had some beautiful classic cars on display at the Sparta Middle School last week. Volunteers from the Sparta VFW worked the grill and votes were cast for the people's choice award. One ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The first marching band competition hosted by Sparta High School was a bit damp but the 10 bands that performed on Cassels Field did not seem to mind. The event took an army of volunteers who moved scenery and instruments, directed traffic, manned the gate and kept the operation ...

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SPARTA,  NJ - Families, neighbors and friends swarmed over Station Park on Saturday for the Sparta Day 2021.  With wonderful weather as a backdrop, the event organized by the Junior Woman's Club of Sparta had more than 100 vendors and organizations lined up in the parking lots adjacent to field 3.  ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Get out your calendar, several events are coming up in Sparta. The community is invited to attend the Sparta Board of Education’s Strategic Planning information and community feedback session on Saturday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the auditorium at Sparta High School. The session will ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Wearing a crown and a sash and a smile, Betty Maria Maxwell Grosch celebrated her 100th birthday with family and new friends at the Chelsea.  The celebration for the gal known  as “Tootie” spilled between two rooms with music, cake, balloons and presents on October 8, 2021. Tootie’s ...

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SPARTA, NJ- In their 20 year, the Sparta Chess Club celebrated National Chess Day with exhibition games on the Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk.  The Club, supported by donations, is comprised of students from kindergarten through high school.  Coach Thomas Murray holds practices for all students ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — With a three-day weekend upon us, why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others.  Right now, The Fall Foliage Show in NJ is at the midpoint in ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The crowd was smaller than in past years but all who attended the Sparta Fraternal Order of Police Oktoberfest enjoyed good food and friends in a perfect fall afternoon. Both fire pits were in use as people mingled on the back patio of the Mohawk House on Saturday.  The fundraiser ...

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AUGUSTA, NJ – Newark’s loss is Sussex County’s gain as Skylands Stadium prepares to unveil a statue of Christopher Columbus.  The symbol of Italian heritage previously occupied a spot at Columbus Plaza on Bloomfield Avenue in Newark, according to Skylands Stadium officials. The owner of the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – For the first time the Sparta High School Marching Spartans will host a band competition.  The Tournament of Bands -North Jersey/Metro New York Region comes to Cassels Field on Sunday, October 10 at 1 p.m.  Ten Marching Bands from area schools will take the field at 70 West ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The community is welcome to join the Sparta Chess Club as they celebrate National Chess Day on Saturday, October 9.  The teams comprised of players from the Sparta schools and Pope John will be playing with giant chess sets on the Lake Mohawk Country Club boardwalk from 10 a.m. until 1 ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Marching Spartans have started their competition season at the top with a first place finish in the Jefferson Township High School competition on September 18. “Their performance was our best first performance since 2014,” Band Director Scott Tomlin said. “It was an important first ...

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SPARTA, NJ – This is the 20th anniversary of the Sparta Chess Club under the coaching of Thomas Murray.  “The team is scheduled to play in many state and national events, including Baltimore, Memphis, Dallas and Orlando,” Murray said. The season begins closer to home with a celebration of ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Bicycle riders toured nine farms on the 2021 Tour de Farm Sussex County event on September 4.  Riders had the opportunity to meet the farmers and sample their food.  Fossil Farms provided “a world-class, incredibly prepared” breakfast to kick off the day, tour organizer Mitch ...

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AUGUSTA, NJ – The Sussex County Miners are inviting residents to Sussex County Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 26.  Residents of Newton will get a discount when purchasing tickets online or at the box office using the discount code NEWTON. The Miners will be playing New Jersey Jackals ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Area residents have an easy path to getting TSA PreCheck approval. IdentoGO, located on Main Street in Sparta can process the application in a matter of minutes.  The process begins with scheduling an appointment on their website.  Once in the office, fingerprints will be scanned, ...

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AUGUSTA, NJ – A Sparta girl took home the top prize in the Sussex County Fair talent competition for her division. Natalie Torres is 14-years-old, preparing to be a freshman at Sparta High School. She competed against other talented Sussex County 12 to 17-year-olds in the junior division, taking ...

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NEWTON, NJ -  The free Concert Under the Stars will be followed by fireworks this Saturday only.  On August 14 Newton’s Memory Park will host Luke and the Troublemakers from 7 to 9 p.m. followed by the fireworks. The show will go on rain or shine.  Get your local news delivered to your inbox ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Arts free summer concert series continues with John Byrne Band.  The concert at Dykstra Park will go from 7 to 10 p.m. Concertgoers should bring chairs and blankets but leave pets at home. Should weather conditions require a move to Mohawk Avenue School the decision will ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The tickets for the 2021 Taste of Newton event are now on sale. Mark your calendar for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 13.  The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce is offering the community a chance to sample fare from local restaurants under the stars. This year tables will be set up ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Sparta residents will have two opportunities to enjoy a free outdoor show at Dykstra Park.  Bring your chairs and blankets, family and friends but leave the dogs home. On Friday, August 6 “King Solomon Hicks” will take the stage from 7 until 10 p.m. In the event rain is forecasted ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Mohawk Avenue School playground is taking shape.  Climbing equipment, slides, swings and other fun things are being installed on the field behind the school. The equipment will take up about half of the field with a planned basketball court taking up the other half. The ...

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