Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation Sponsors Earth Day Community Cleanup

March 24, 2017

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 ...

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 ...

Sparta Alpine Elementary Students Jump for Heart Health

SPARTA, NJ - It was a record breaking year for the Alpine Elementary school Jump Rope for Heart campaign.  Students jumped their way to raising $7,185.74 for the American Heart Association. 

The students rotated through several different stations in the gymnasium, using the skills they learned in the jump rope unit.  The kindergarten through second grade students had learned six ...

Sparta German Christmas Market Distributes Proceeds to Local Organizations

SPARTA, NJ - More than 100 people gathered in the main ballroom of the Lake Mohawk Country Club for the annual German Christmas Market luncheon.  Present were volunteers, sponsors and recipients of the charitable donations made by the German Christmas Market committee.

The market was larger than ever as were the disbursements to area organizations.  This year more than $40,000 was ...

Spartans Take the Polar Plunge for Sparta Elks Children's Camp

SPARTA, NJ – It was a small but hardy crew that showed up to take the Polar Plunge for the Sparta Elks Club.  Approximately 20 plungers braved the cold and wind to jump in Lake Mohawk on Sunday, March 12. 

Sparta  Mayor Gil Gibbs had his wife and granddaughter there to cheer him on for his sixth plunge.  “I do this for all of the work the Elks do for Camp ...

Sparta's Boy Scout Troop 150 Provide Holiday Cheer with Adopt-a-Family

FRANKLIN, NJ – Once again, the Sparta Boy Scout Troop 150 had a successful Adopt-a-Family program to support families in need at the holidays. 

Last December, Boy Scout Troop 150 scouts and parents gathered at the Walmart in Franklin to shop for families in need as part of its annual AAF program.

This year the Scouts were able to support 29 families in need and purchase extra ...

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Help Hayden Hammer Cancer at Skylands Ice World

March 27, 2017

Skylands is holding a raffle to support with Hayden's medical bills.  

Raffle Tickets: 1 for $50 and 5 for $100  There will be 5 chances to $150 Skylands credit for hockey tryouts or Black Diamond.  Grand prize $2000 

Tickets will be on sale at Skylands.  Monday - Thursday evenings or contact Maria Bars or Brad Myers ...