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Sparta High School Service Dog Update: Fundraisers, New Dog

April 24, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School's newest staff member is currently undergoing training and is due to join the team sometime before the end of the school year.  Melvin has some important work to do as he is prepared to step in to the role of therapy dog for the students and staff at the school. 

Like any loved one, Franc will never be replaced.  Franc and his companion ...

Dragons Set to Return to Lake Mohawk for Sparta Education Foundation

SPARTA, NJ— A few spots remain for paddlers who want to participate in the Third Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, May 21.  The Sparta Education Foundation is sponsoring this event and invites everyone to come down to the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk to cheer on Dragon Boat teams. A major fundraiser for Sparta’s public schools, the Dragon Boat Festival’s opening ceremonies ...

Sparta Township Council Proclaims April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month

SPARTA, NJ – April was proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Sparta Township Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12.  Mayor Gil Gibbs read a proclamation with the Sparta Women’s Club looking on. 

Gibbs said, “All children should be able to have a safe and healthy childhood.”

The women distributed blue pinwheels, a symbol of Child Abuse ...

Help Sussex County Police Departments Cram the Cruiser for Food Pantries

SPARTA, NJ –The police Departments, Sheriff’s Office and New Jersey State Police Troopers of Sussex County are teaming up to conduce the first annual Sussex County “Cram the Cruiser” food drive to collect food donations for Sussex County residents in need of assistance.

“We are asking for the public’s help in making donations of all food items to “cram ...

Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation Sponsors Earth Day Community Cleanup

SPARTA, NJ - Earth Day is celebrated on April 22- a Saturday this year- and community members will be celebrating with an annual Community Clean Up. Last year the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation had well over 100 volunteers participate in cleaning up our community.  More than 100 bags of trash and 20 full bags of recyclables were collected in just a few hours.

Organizers are ...

DECA Volleyball Tourney Raises Funds for Trip to Nationals

SPARTA, NJ – The main gymnasium at Sparta High School was filled last Friday night with more than a hundred students playing volley ball.  The event was organized by Distributed Education Clubs of America students as a fundraiser to offset the cost of sending DECA members to the national competition in California.

“The students were proactive in planning and coordinating this ...

Sparta Township Council Proclaims April Donate Life Month

SPARTA, NJ – The gift of life was celebrated at the Sparta Township Council meeting on Tuesday night.  Sparta Mayor Gil Gibbs read a proclamation recognizing April as National Donate Life month.  Kelly Bonaventure was there to accept the proclamation on behalf of the New Jersey Sharing Network.

Bonaventure shared some statistic about organ donation.  “There are ...

Sparta Middle School Faculty Continue Streak in Hoops for Hope

SPARTA, NJ –The Sparta Middle School gym was packed with students and parents ready to watch the 14th annual Hoops for Hope Student/Faculty Basketball game on March 8.  The eighth grade students took the court to try to end the teachers’ 13 year winning streak. It was a good fight, but the teachers managed to come out on top with a final score of 66 to 53 and kept their ...

Sparta High School Student Raising Funds for DASI

SPARTA, NJ - A Sparta High School student is doing what she can to help local victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Rachael Schmidt, a senior, attended a Positivity Summit in Allamuchy in March.  Schmidt was sponsored to attend by Cornell Thomas, the creator of the Positivity Summit.

“I love his attitude, so I knew it would be good,” Schmidt said. 

It was ...

Casino Night Kicks off New Sparta High School Hall of Fame

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School is taking the first steps in creating a Hall of Fame, seeking to honor alumni who have gone on to further  success after graduation. The Hall of Fame committee, a 501c3, is holding a Casino Night to raise funds to create the facility to display the inductees.

The initiative began last year, spearheaded by guidance counselor and coach Tim Librizzi. He ...

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Scouts Honor Outstanding Women at the 23rd Annual Sussex County Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon

April 30, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local women at the Sussex County Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.  Jackie Espinoza, Peggy Laddey, T Love, Deborah Reidmiller, and Lidia Zdunek will be recognized on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at The Lake Mohawk Golf Club in Sparta, for serving as exemplary role models for the youth of our area.  These ...