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Sparta Family's Chess for Charity to Host Tournament to Honor Erin Beebe

May 2, 2022

SPARTA, NJ- The Iyres brothers, chess brothers, are continuing to express their love for the game in several ways.  Their Chess for Charity is organizing a chess tournament on May 21 at Sparta Library to honor Erin Beebe. Beebe, a Sparta High School alumnae recently passed away as she was preparing to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience.  She had graduated from Muhlenburg College with a degree ...

Sparta VFW Distributes 2022 Ralph Rojas Scholarships to Sussex County Residents

SPARTA, NJ – In just six years Sparta VFW’s Ralph Rojas Scholarship fund has grown to be able to award seven students with $16,000 in scholarships. Several of the recipients, their family members along with members of the name’s sake Rojas family and members of the VFW attended a ceremony on Wednesday where the scholarships were announced. 

Dinner was also served and ...

Sparta VFW Continues to Purchase Trauma Kits for Ukraine

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW continues their support of the Ukrainian soldiers in their fight to keep their country.  They have collected $9,500 so far, to purchase trauma kits to be sent to Ukrainian people and soldiers, Sparta VFW Commander Pete Litchfield said.

There are three different size kits that all contain a variety of medical supplies.  Litchfield said they purchase ...

Blue Star Memorial to be Dedicated at Sussex County FairGrounds

BRANCHVILLE, NJ- The New Jersey State Fair, Sussex County Farm and Horse Show Association will be dedicating the first and only Blue Star Memorial in Sussex County.  The memorial is part of a national initiative that began in New Jersey to honor men and women who serve in the United States Armed Services.

This local expression of the national memorial program is a project of the Sussex ...

Sparta Elks Sponsors Teens at Peer Leadership Training

SPARTA, NJ – Three local teens went to Long Branch for a Peer Leadership training weekend sponsored by Sparta Elks.  They spent the weekend with other high school students from around the state at the Ocean Palace hotel in workshops and other activities acquiring skills to help others.

Faith Kelly, a freshman at Sparta High School said she learned a lot at the training about how to ...

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If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right now, homebuyers want three things:

To be the winning bid on their dream home
To buy ...

Some Facts About Sodexo - Serving Sparta Schools for 28 Years

May 17, 2022

Hello, an actual Sodexo employee here! I was disappointed to read the Letter to the Editor from May 16 titled “The Untold Truth about Sodexo School Lunch”. First, I refer you to stateofchildhoodobesity.com for current statistics. Poor mental health over the last year cannot be contributed to Sodexo’s food, it can however be contributed to the effects of a global ...

Honoring Our Heroes at the Memorial Day Parade

May 17, 2022

The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that its traditional Memorial Day Parade returns to Newton this year. The parade, which begins at Lower Spring Street and proceeds down Spring and Moran Streets to Memory Park, kicks off at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 30.

 

Hosted by The Town of Newton, the parade aims to honor our service men and women while paying tribute to ...

Sparta Public Library offering new Storytimes

New Storytimes for all ages are being offered through the Sparta Public Library.  Beginning in May, we will offer Lapsit Storytime on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. for our youngest patrons and their caregivers.  Registration is required online at www.spartalibrary.com. This program is intended to serve those under 2 years old. On Fridays at 11:45 a.m., join Miss Gina in the Youth Services ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, May 18, 11:00 AM

Sparta Ambulance Building, Sparta

Senior Advisory Committee

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Wed, May 18, 7:00 PM

Sparta Municipal Building, Sparta

Sparta Planning Board Meeting NEW LOCATION AND ...

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Happy Birthday to Newton's 105-Year-Old Jennie Switzer

May 11, 2022

NEWTON, NJ – About 100 people gathered on Monday to celebrate Jennie Switzer’s 105th birthday.  Family members Adam McDavitt and Rob McDavitt, Frank and Bernadett McDavitt and Katherine Switzer were on hand to share cake, cards and hugs with their amazing mother and grandmother.

Rising to address the people at her party Jennie said, “All I can say is thank you ...

Obituaries

May 28, 1945 - Nov 18, 2021
Barbara Renee Goldberg, resident of Roseville, Ca. passed away peacefully at Wayside Care center ...
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Federal Funding Grants Announced for Fire Departments

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters. 

In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.  

The Firefighter Grant ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...