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Sparta Police Officer to Jump in the Ocean for Special Olympics

February 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ –  A Sparta Police Officer will be taking a polar plunge for the Special Olympics.  Cpl. Dave Pridham will be part of the Mixed Bag O’Nuts team jumping into the ocean at Seaside to raise money for the New Jersey Special Olympics organization.

The team, comprised of active or retired military is seeking additional donations for the cause.  They will be ...

Sparta Boy Scout Troop 150 Honors New Eagles

SPARTA, NJ - On Sunday, January 21, 2018 Scouts, parents and friends of Boy Scout Troop 150, along with members of the Sparta community, gathered at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church to celebrate the eight of the Troop’s newest Eagle Scouts.  Buddy Al-Aydi, Tyler Holden, Andreas Oleinyk, Ben Schultz, Erich Schwarzrock, Quinn Van Es, Zach Van Es and Chris Zachok attained the ...

Sparta Youth Football Team Gives Back

SPARTA, NJ – The seventh grade Sparta Spartan Youth Football team made a donation of food to the Sparta Ecumenical Food pantry on Saturday.  The team representing Sparta at the National Football League Hall of Fame Championship tournament this past November.

“The team was so blessed with such a great season they wanted to give back to the community that supported them,” ...

Newton Lenape Valley Ice Hockey Helps Hayden Hammer Cancer

STOCKHOLM, NJ – Newton Lenape Valley ice hockey team held their annual charity game at Skylands Ice World, raising about $1,000 for an 8-year-old Andover boy battling cancer.  The game against Parsippany Regional was the backdrop against several events and fundraising opportunities for Hayden Marshall, including a visit from New York Ranger JT Miller. 

“Hayden is a great ...

Sparta Police Officer Joins Police Unity Tour for Fallen Officers

SPARTA, NJ – This year Sparta Police Sgt. Rob Fraser will be representing his department and town in the annual Police Unity Ride to Washington D.C. to honor fallen police officers. 

“After 19 years [with the Sparta Police Department], with the support of my wife and children, I’m finally able to do it,” Fraser said. 

Fraser will be part of an 11-man ...

Sparta Kiwanis: Recognized for 70 Years of Service

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Kiwanis has been serving the community for 70 years.  The club was recognized at the Sparta Township Council meeting on Tuesday, January 23. 

President Ben Caruso and Treasurer Jeff Mullen stood with Mayor Josh Hertzberg as he read a proclamation congratulating the service organization. 

The township recognized the “distinguished ...

JCPL Gives Surprise Grant to Local Camp for Children With Diabetes

NEWTON, NJ – A local camp for children has received a ‘surprise grant’ from FirstEnergy Foundation.  The $1,000 grant is one of 12 given by New Jersey Central Power and Light as part of their Gifts of the Seasons.

“Since Camp Nejeda was founded in 1958, our campers have had a second home where they can learn how to manage their diabetes and also ...

Local Teens Volunteer with Pass It Along, Celebrating Martin Luther King Day of Service

NEWTON, NJ— Pass It Along marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with its annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, at the Pass It Along Youth Center in Newton. The day brought together teens from Pass It Along’s Leadership programs, including Service Corps and goLEAD. The teens created First Night Bags for Family Promise and assembled toiletry kits to be handed out at the Stand ...

The Center For Prevention and Counseling Announces New Hire

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling announced the hiring of Natishia McKown as the new Coordinator for the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities in Sussex County.

“McKown brings with her nearly 15 years of counseling experience working with children and adolescents and has served as a Rockaway Borough School Counselor for grades K-8 as well as a Staff Clinician ...

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Sparta UMC Thrift Shop Holds Bag Sale

February 22, 2018

The Thrift Shop of the Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Avenue, is holding a bag sale from Wednesday, MARCH 14TH through Saturday, MARCH 17TH.  Most items in the shop that can fit in a grocery bag can be purchased for $5 per bag. Shop Hours:  Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  All proceeds support local, national, and global ...