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Pass it Along Holds Leadership Conference 2018 in Sparta

October 16, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The atmosphere at the Pass it Along Youth Leadership Conference was like a freshmen orientation; enthusiasm and high energy with a focus on activity.  Students from around the county had a day out of school to attend the event at Sussex Tech last week.

The theme of this year’s conference was Shatter the Stigma, referring to the stigma associated with mental ...

Sussex County Realtors Golf for Housing Charities

HAMBURG, NJ – Blue skies made an appearance just in time for the Sussex County Association of Realtors annual golf outing last week.  About 140 attending the outing at Wild Turkey, most heading out to enjoy a good day of golf.

Proceeds from the event will go to support housing related Sussex County charities.  The checks will be issued at Christmas time, according to SCAR ...

Sparta Knoll Heights Resident, the 'Real McCoy,' a Lifetime of Service

SPARTA, NJ — Born in a snowstorm, raised on the family farm in Burlington County Charlie Mc Coy is the embodiment the common sense, pragmatic values one would expect from such beginnings. But there is more to the McCoy story.

So much more that a two part book has been written by Mary Parker. McCoy, a resident at Knoll Heights, got together with Parker as part of an outreach at the ...

Sparta High School Announces Distinguished Spartan Wall of Fame

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School will be inaugurating the Distinguished Spartan Award at this year’s graduation ceremony in the spring.  Principal Janet Ferraro has announced this initiative as a companion to the recently enacted Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ferraro said the award will honor people who have “just done good by others.” A maximum of two inductees will be ...

Sparta High School's American Red Cross Club Hold Successful Blood Drive

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School American Red Cross lost no time getting down to work.  The school year had barely begun when they hosted their first blood drive on September 26.

The annex gym was busy all day with students and faculty stopping in to donate and volunteer.  In total there were approximately 45 donors and 50 volunteers.

The American Red Cross Club was happy ...

Sparta Police to Host First Coffee with a Cop at Sparta Library

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department, joining with police departments across the country will be celebrating their first Coffee with a Cop Day on October 3 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Sparta Public Library.

There will not be any speeches or agenda, according to Chief Neil Spidaletto, just the chance to “ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers” that ...

Young Man Thanks Sparta Ambulance Squad, Inspired to a Career of Service

SPARTA, NJ — A young man of 14 turned a terrible situation into a life’s ambition. In March 2009 Nick Addesso and his mother Cindi were at a service in the Sparta Presbyterian Cemetery when she collapsed.

“One minute I was telling him to slow down and wait for me and the next I was having a heart attack,” Cindi Addesso said. “It is not what you want to have happen ...

Two Sparta Boys Become Eagles

SPARTA, NJ — One project was to repair and improve the monument in front of Sparta VFW, the other project was to create a patio area around the flagpole on the plaza in front of town hall. Two young men earned their Eagle rank, recognized in a court of honor at the Mohawk House last week.

The garden room was filled with family, friends and fellow scouts as Ian Thomson and John ...

Sussex County Football Player Looks for Votes

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A football player from Lenape Valley needs your vote.  Justin Peterson has been selected by the New York Giants and USA Football as part of their Heart of a Giant program.

The initiative recognizes athletes for the good work they do on and off the playing field.  Peterson wrote an essay about alopecia and the obstacles he has overcome. 

Winning could ...

Sparta Elks Holds Annual 9/11 Service at Town Hall

SPARTA, NJ — The plaza in front of Sparta Town Hall was filled with flags and banners in remembrance of 9/11. The annual Elks service of readings and ceremony was moved from the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk to the larger location.

This year a number of Sparta’s first responders and community service organizations attended and participated. Sparta High School student Teresa Pedoto sang the ...


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