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Sparta VFW Christmas Tree Sale: Call it a Success

December 13, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – All gone.  The Christmas tree sale at the Sparta VFW was such a success they have sold out of trees in just three weeks.

The sale netted with VFW enough to be able to fund four $2000 scholarships to area students.  The scholarships will be awarded in the spring from their Ralph Rojas Scholarship fund for military students or family members, according to VFW ...

Sparta Mohawk Avenue School Students Spread Warmth with Notes in Coats

SPARTA, NJ – The students at Mohawk Avenue School are learning the importance of giving back to  their community.  For their first school wide service project they participated in Notes in a Coat donation project partnering with Pass It Along as part of the Mohawk Avenue School Makes a Difference initiative.

The third grade families donated coats to be distributed at the ...

Amanda's Baby Comes Early in Third 'Journey of Hope' Video Released by Birth Haven

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its third, and most surprising, feature of the series. 

In the third part of this series, Amanda continues to prepare for her life as a mother. Early morning chores, meetings, doctor appointments, and classes, all ...

Sparta Elementary School Families Turn Out for Holiday Service Night for Sussex County Foster Children

SPARTA, NJ – The Helen Morgan School cafeteria was buzzing with the energy from the busy hands of Christmas elves at the third annual Family Service Night.  On Friday night, December 1 students and their families donated their time wrapping a mountain of toys for children in foster care in Sussex County.

This year the initiative collected toys and gifts for 141 children.  ...

Birth Haven's 'Journey of Hope' Documentary Video Series Launches Today

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, has launched a video series following the life of one expecting mother to generate awareness and donations during the holiday season.

Historically, Birth Haven has had an annual large-scale fall fundraising event. Now, for the second consecutive year, Birth Haven is raising funds in a more ...

Sparta High School WinterFest: Toy Drive, Class Rally, Police v Student Volleyball

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School students will be getting into the holiday spirit with WinterFest 2018.  For the second year students from Find the Courage and Students Council have organized activities to have fun and give back.

The two student groups began collecting toys on November 15 and will continue through December 7.  The toys, cash and gift cards they collect will go ...

Sparta Police Collect Bounty for Sussex County Food Pantry

SPARTA,  NJ – Two vans were stuffed with food donations for the Sussex County Food Bank this past weekend.  In Sparta, police officers, families and friends along with Pope John students were stationed at the Stop and Shop from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. collecting food.

“We would like to thank Stop & Shop for allowing us the opportunity to set up in front of their store ...

Pass It Along Plans Move to The Shoppes of Lafayette

SPARTA, NJ  - Pass It Along announced the new location of their facilities at ‘An Evening for Pass It Along’ benefit event held at Perona Farms, in Andover, on October 25. Pass It Along will be moving their facilities to The Shoppes of Lafayette, located in Lafayette.

The new facility will be located at 75 State Route 15, Unit 62.

The Pass It Along Youth ...

Hampton Township Fire and Rescue Holds Tree and Wreath Sale

HAMPTON, NJ – The Hampton Township Fire and Rescue will be holding their annual Christmas Tree and wreath sale.  The sale begins on Friday, November 23 and will continue “until we are sold out,” according to organizer Amy Dolan.

Purchases can be made on weekends between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. and weekdays from 4:30 until 9 p.m. at the Hampton Fire and Rescue, 189 Halsey Road ...

Sparta Police Put Down the Razor for No Shave November

SPARTA, NJ – Residents may notice Sparta Police Department is looking a little shaggy this month.  It is all for a good cause.  The officers are taking part in No Shave November a campaign to raise money and awareness for cancer research. 

“Each of the officers that have participated in growing facial hair have also contributed to the cause,” Chief Neil ...


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Fourth 'Journey of Hope' Video Released by Birth Haven

December 17, 2018

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its fourth feature of the series. 

In the fourth part of this series, Amanda gives birth to her daughter two weeks early.  Discover how Amanda is learning and adjusting to life as a mother, in the first week of ...