Arts & Entertainment

December 14, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The gymnasium of Sparta High School was packed and loud on Friday for the second annual Winter Fest.  The afternoon’s activities were the culmination of weeks of work by Sparta High School Student Council and Find the Courage club. “I think the day went really well and was a ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Santa was busy in Sparta over the past week end.  He made appearances at the German Christmas Market and at the Sparta Train Station.  The man in red finished his weekend with a trip to Station Park arriving by fire truck. The annual Santa visit was as popular as always with more ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Area children have a new holiday event this year.  A Candy Cane Hunt and Fair will be held at Titan Gymnastics on December 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is presented by Macaroni Kid, a Sussex County organization and will feature games, music, gymnastics demonstrations and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – While the weather was not optimal, crowds showed up for the 17th annual German Christmas Market.  The boardwalk, club house, Elks Club and grounds were bustling with families and friends shopping, eating, drinking, enjoying entertainment and a visit with Santa. On Friday evening ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta will begin celebrating the Christmas season this week end with a number of family friendly events. The German Christmas Market will be open to the public on Saturday December 1 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday December 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The German ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Sparta High School contemporary singing group Shacappella has been busy entertaining people throughout the district this year. The unusual name is derived from Sparta High School a cappella.   "It's so special to be able to make beautiful music using our voices as our only ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Spring Street transformed after the annual holiday parade with the help of the magical merchants of Newton, into this years’ Wizard Con event, this past Saturday. Big Brothers Big Sisters sponsored the event, helping Newton get the most out of small business Saturday by selling ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A farewell party was organized by Sparta seniors at Knoll Heights senior center last week. A crowd of more than 100 gathered to celebrate Marianne Dilworth’s retirement. In addition to the seniors, some community members, co-workers from the Sparta Recreation Department and Dilworth’s ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Sparta Police Department reminds the community the Annual Sparta Education Foundation's Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving, November 22.  The 5K and one mile run will begin at 8:15 a.m. East Shore Trail from White Deer Plaza to Spear Terrace will be closed to thru traffic ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Come and see the “oddly endearing” Sycamore family where cornflakes fill the ice box, watermelon is dinner, rockets regularly explode and a pet snake greets visitors with friendly hisses.  The community is invited to the Sparta High School performance of “You Can’t Take it With You,” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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