Sparta Elks Sponsoring Christmas Wreath Sale for Veterans Cemetary

October 13, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Elks Lodge is sponsoring a wreath sale to support the Sparta Veteran’s Cemetery.  They are inviting the community to purchase a wreath for a $15 donation. 

The wreath will be placed on the graves at the Northern New Jersey Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.  The community is invited to lay wreaths on December 9 at 10 a.m.

The donations are ...

Junior Women's Club of Sparta Tie Pink Ribbons

SPARTA, NJ - Members of the Junior Woman's Club of Sparta tied pink ribbons on lamp posts and poles and even on the pillars at the front of Sparta Town Hall for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  The club had received a proclamation from Sparta Mayor Gil Gibbs also recognizind the significance of the pink ribbons in the month of October.

Sparta Kiwanis Gives Community Fall Family Fun Day

SPARTA, NJ – A few rain drops did not stop the Kiwanis from holding their second annual Fall Family Fun Day at the pavilion at Station Park on Sunday.  Kiwanis event organizer Stuart Schwartz said they had “a couple hundred people” attend.  As the rain let up the families showed up.

“We have gotten good feedback,” Schwartz said. “People appreciate ...

Sparta Glen Free Fall Fun Day Offered to Families

SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta Glen Brook Park will provide an autumn backdrop for the Sparta Glen Fall Fun Day on October 21.  The activities will be sponsored by North Jersey Trout Unlimited and SCUMA -Wallkill River Watershed Management Group.   

"The purpose of the event is to recognize the successful restoration of the Sparta Glen Brook, including the ...

Sussex Habitat for Humanity Dedicates a New Home in Hopatcong

HOPATCONG, NJ – A tragedy has been turned into a blessing for Eileen Jackson and her family in Hopatcong.  Jackson and her daughter Danielle now have a place to call home through the generous donation of a home to Habitat for Humanity.

Jane King had planned to have the house renovated for her daughter Alice.  Before that could happen, however, Alice died in a motorcycle ...

Sparta Middle School Builder's Club Students Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Middle School students in the Builders Club have gotten involved in helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Victoria Texas.  The club’s advisor and social studies teacher Laura Meade organized the group’s efforts.  Meade contacted Yvonne Rossman from the Victoria School District through the Teachers of Tomorrow website.

Through word of ...

Sparta Township Council Recognize Junior Women's Club Efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Council presented a proclamation recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Sonja O’Connell received the proclamation from Mayor Gil Gibbs on behalf of the Junior Women’s Club of Sparta.

The organization will be supporting the “Tie a Ribbon for the Cure” campaign as the local affiliate of sponsor Susan G. Komen Breast ...

Sparta Kiwanis Grills for Seniors

SPARTA, NJ -  More than 100 Sparta seniors were treated to a barbecue at Knoll Heights by the Sparta Kiwanis.  Hamburgers and hotdogs were grilled outside by President Ben Caruso and Mike Pelli as the guests filed into the meeting room getting together with friends to enjoy the meal.

Salads rounded out the meal, donated by Donna Wanio’s Homers.  The Kiwanis also provided ...

Newton's Spring Circle Business Organization is Collecting for Hurricane Relief

NEWTON, NJ – The Spring Street Merchant Circle and the Town of Newton are collecting items for Hurricane Harvey relief.  

Recollectables' Ryan Staple said the group was "inspired by Byram" to do something to help the victims of the hurricane.  According to Staple the Byram Police Department is going to be shipping the collected items collected in their town ...

9/11 Remembered at Sussex County Community College

NEWTON, NJ – Under a sky reminiscent of that fateful morning 16 years ago, about 150 people gathered on the field near the 9/11 monument at Sussex County Community College.  Students, faculty, residents, police officers, fire fighters and elected officials gathered to remember.

The event began with a recording of children talking about their experiences that day. The color ...

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Local Field Hockey Team Raises Funds to Provide Free Mammograms to Local Women

October 19, 2017

Trained mammography technicians will be available to provide free, private screening mammograms to underinsured and uninsured women over the age of 40 at Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street, Newton, on Thursday, November 2nd, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Funds to provide the free mammograms were raised by High Point Regional High School’s Field Hockey Team in their annual Play ...