Arts & Entertainment

August 9, 2018

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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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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SPARTA, NJ – Here are a couple of things to do in Sparta July 20-29 On Friday evening the 2018 Spartan Arts free Summer Concert Series continues with a performance by Billy Hector at Dykstra Park from 7 to 10 p.m.  Rain location is Mohawk Avenue School. Tickets for a drawing for St. Moritz ...

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SPARTA, NJ – More than 20 area children went back to school for a week of fun and creativity at Camp Invention.  On Friday the campers got to show off their creations to their parents in the Sparta Middle School gymnasium. This year the campers rotated through four different modules based on ...

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NEW YORK, NY — Three Sparta students performed at Carnegie Hall in June, Recent Sparta High School graduates Melissa Nolan and Eileen Huhn along with middle school student Shannon Huhn all study at the Lindeblad School of Music in Pine Brook, New Jersey They earned the opportunity to play in New ...

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SPARTA,NJ – Sparta summer events are in full swing this week end. On Friday, July 13 night the free Summer Music Concert series continues with Skyla Burrell at Dykstra Park behind the library playground.  The rain location is Mohawk Avenue School Tickets for a drawing for St. Moritz Grill and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township celebrated the Fourth of July beginning with fireworks on Tuesday, July 3.  Lake Mohawk Country Club put on a spectacular display, once again, for Sparta to enjoy. On Wednesday, the Sparta Elks sponsored the annual parade. The Elks members judges the groups and ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Sparta, once again, showed how its done as hundreds turn out to celebrate the Fourth of July. Beginning on Tuesday with fireworks over the lake, the Lake Mohawk County Club boardwalk was packed.  All around the lake, yards were filled with revelers. Boats were bow to bow on the lake ...

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SPARTA, NJ –Sparta Township officials have announced road closures and detours for July 4 celebrations.  On Tuesday evening, July 3 traffic will be detoured around White Deer Plaza beginning around 8:30 p.m. to accommodate pedestrian traffic. Lake Mohawk County Club fireworks are scheduled to ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Elks have announced Donna Jenkins will be the Grand Marshal of the Fourth of July parade this year. The Elks held their annual Parade Marshall’s brunch in the lodge on the boardwalk on Sunday. The Elks announced Jenkins had been selected from the “many deserving ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The community is invited to a night of fun and laughter at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The musical comedy will be presented at Sparta High School auditorium on Monday June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. It is recommended for a mature audience. The story is of six ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The plaza in front of town hall was filled with flags on Tuesday evening for the Sparta Elks Flag Day commemoration ceremony.  In addition to the Elks, there were flag bearing representatives from the Sparta Police Department, Fire Department and Ambulance Squad, Sparta VFW, Knights of ...

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ANDOVER, NJ- Stephen Rozek completed work on the last merit badge that the Boy Scouts of America currently offers on June 8, 2018,. Stephen, an Eagle Scout since age 13, completed the Scuba Diving merit badge after becoming SSI Open Water Diver certified this week. This badge marked the 138th and ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The Lake Mohawk Country Club boardwalk was packed on Friday afternoon.  Students in gowns and tuxes, with wristlets and tough-to-pin-on boutonnieres in  posed in pairs and groups for pre-prom photos in front of the picture postcard back ground.  The same scene was repeated in backyards ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta High School media center was transformed into a fine arts museum for the annual Art Gala and show. A wide variety of pieces created from equally varied types of media were displayed on nearly every surface as well as on display boards. The entire art department was ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School hosted SafeStock, an annual outdoor event to allow for students to unwind and relax. SafeStock took place just as Advanced Placement exams were completed on the Friday before Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer. Students attended SafeStock during their ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW held Memorial Day ceremonies after the parade.  Scouts, Sparta High School Marching Band under the direction of Dr Deborah Gianuzzi, Civil War re-enactors from the 3rd New Jersey Infantry, Sparta Police, township council members and many community members made their way ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It was perfect parade weather on Monday and the community came out for the Memorial Day.  Flags were waving and people young and old were dressed in red white and blue. Sponsored by the Sparta VFW this year’s Grand Marshall was Col. Codispti. She rode in a Humvee driven by past ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The 2018 Miss Sparta was crowned on Tuesday in and event held at the Sparta VFW on Main Street. Sparta High School senior Hannah Fagersten was given the title, sash, crown and bouquet. "I'm very excited to represent the town," Fagersten said. Shelby Kapp was second runner up and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta has several events on the calendar and you should too. Saturday, May 26 at 11a.m. to 1 p.m. – Sparta High School Art Show in the Media Center Monday, May 28 beginning at 10 a.m. - Memorial Day Parade sponsored by Sparta VFW.  The parade route begins on East Shore Trail at ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School photography student took home the top honor from the County College of Morris sixth annual photography competition from over 600 entries. Three other Sparta students also earned honorable mention in the event sponsored by the CCM Photo Club. Reese Vanduk, a ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Recreation Committee held their annual Trout Derby for the township’s children.  Sponsored by the local FOP, more than 60 children turned out to try their hand at fishing at the pond in Station Park. The pond had been stocked by Trout Unlimited and several members of the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Students from Pride Martial Arts recently participated in the 2018 Masters Cup Taekwondo Championship.  Several Sparta residents were among the winners at the event in Cresskill on April 28. Michael Tonner-Mintier: First place in form, First place in breaking Ava Rockey: First ...

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WEST POINT, NY – Boys Scouts from Troop 150 spent the weekend at West Point. Over the weekend of April 27-29, thirty Sparta scouts participated in the Scoutmasters Council Camporee at the West Point Military Academy.  The Troop joined approximately 7,000 other Scouts from all over the United ...

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SPARTA, NJ – For the numerous organizations and countless hours she has served, Renee Ferguson has been named Sparta’s Outstanding Older American.  Ferguson was celebrated at the community center at Knoll Heights on Wednesday night for having received the award. “Ferguson has been selected for ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - Twelve musicians from Helen Morgan School performed in the All-North Jersey Regional Elementary Honors Orchestra on Saturday, April 28 at Clifton High School. These orchestra students had the opportunity to rehearse and perform with other students from all over north-Jersey under the ...

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SPARTA, NJ –Boy Scout Troop 82 recently held a Court of Honor to award merit badges and rank promotions at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street.  Chad Wood is a Tenderfoot. Andrew Kristiansen moved to Second Class Scout. Scott Wood is now a First Class Scout. Ryan Kurz earned ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The media center at Sparta High School was packed on Tuesday night for the first induction ceremony of the National Art Honor Society.  The inaugural class had 38 students, including 16 seniors.  “I am very proud to say that the first induction of the students into the National Art ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Miss Sparta Pageant is currently accepting applications for this year’s event.  The pageant is to be held on Wednesday, May 23 at the Lake Mohawk Country Club.  The pageant organizers are looking for confident, accomplished young women between the ages of 17 and 20 at the time ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The spring-like weather brought out a large crowd of egg hunters on Saturday. Sparta UNICO’s annual Easter gift to the town, had been postponed from last Saturday to Saturday, March 31. Parent, grandparent and basket toting children lined up, waiting for the moment when they could ...

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