Second Annual Stand Down for Veterans Held at Sparta Free Evangelical Church

June 11, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Free Evangelical Church in Sparta was the sight of a Stand Down for veterans on Saturday.  Community Hope and Pass-it-Along sponsored the event that hosted more than 75 veterans.

The veterans were served a hot breakfast.  They also had the opportunity to get a haircut, clothes, an HIV test and learn about numerous veteran's ...

Alpine Elementary School of Sparta Raises Funds and Awareness of Autism

SPARTA, NJ – Alpine Elementary School in Sparta has a tradition of supporting Autism Awareness.  This year was no different.  Earlier this spring they held several events to not only raise awareness but also to raise funds.

Organizer Kristi Diklich said this year’s events raised $5,287.30 to be donated to Autism NJ. 

The whole Sparta school district participated ...

Paddles Up, Another Successful Dragon Boat Festival by Sparta Education Foundation

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta’s newest tradition, the Sparta Education Dragon Boat Festival, took over Lake Mohawk Beach 1, the boardwalk, the lower field and the corner of the lake all day on Sunday, May 21.

This year 48 teams raced.  With at least two races per team, the heats went from 8:30 a.m. until the finals ending around 2:30 p.m.  Each boat was propelled by 20 rowers and a ...

Sparta's SCARC Seniors Get Special Visitors

SPARTA, NJ – The people at SCARC had an exciting group of visitors on Thursday.  The rainy weather did not keep those in the senior program from coming outside to meet Sparta’s first responders.

The Sparta Ambulance Squad members Mike Maciejczk, Ashley Darnsteadt and Matt Crumm with  Sparta Fire Department’s Craig Wilson brought their trucks for the students to ...

Newton High School Bands Host Bowling Fundraiser

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Jazz Band and Concert Band will be hosting their first ever bowling fundraiser this Friday, May 26.

The event will take place at Sparta Lanes from 8 until 10 p.m. Prizes, primarily gift cards to local businesses, will be awarded every 15 minutes for top scorers.

“This fundraiser is a chance for current and also alumni members to ...

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Sparta United Methodist Church Thrift Shop Holds Half-Price Sale

June 23, 2017

The Thrift Shop of the Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Avenue, is holding a HALF-PRICE SALE from Wednesday, JULY 12 through Saturday, JULY   15. 

ALL ITEMS IN THE SHOP WILL BE HALF PRICE.  All proceeds support local, national, and global charities. 

Shop Hours:  Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 ...