Young Newton Resident Raises Money for Local Food Pantry

August 16, 2018

NEWTON, NJ — The proverbial phrase “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is one that Grace Zayac took to heart in her hometown of Newton.

Six year old Zayac, lives with her mom, MaryBeth and their dog Stella. She decided that she wanted to raise money for the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry by selling lemonade. Zayak had perfect lemonade weather for her efforts; hot and ...

International Overdose Awareness Day Event To Be Held on Newton Green

NEWTON, NJ — The Sussex County Recovery Advocacy team of NCADD-NJ and the Center for Prevention and Counseling will host a Candlelight Vigil and Name Reading Ceremony in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday, August 31, on the Newton green.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event that is held on August 31 each year. The event aims to raise awareness ...

SCARC Foundation's An Evening with the Sandra Joseph All-Stars

Each year the SCARC Foundation hosts special benefit concerts in support of its mission and commitment to making a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

This year we will host “An Evening with the Sandra Joseph All-Stars” on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center. Attendees will enjoy a ...

Volunteers needed to help at blood drives

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), which supplies blood to hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to help at blood drives. The blood drive volunteer is an integral member of the blood collection team whose task it is to assist donors with registration and/or at the refreshment area. No medical background necessary.  Volunteers should have the ability to ...

Young Sparta Woman Nears End of 4000 Mile Run for Cancer

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School alumnae and athlete is running across the country to raise awareness and funds for young adults with cancer.  Claire Romine is running as part of a 25-member Team Baltimore with 4K for Cancer. She began the trip on June 17 in San Francisco and is anticipated to arrive in Baltimore on August 4.

Romine is running for her mom, Kathy, who was ...

Newton Resident Sandy Erwin Appointed to NJ Sharing Network Foundation Board of Trustees

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network recently made strategic appointments to its Foundation Board of Trustees to further fulfill the organization’s mission of saving lives through organ and tissue donation. Sandy Erwin now joins the Foundation Board of Trustees. Erwin, now retired, served as the Assistant Director of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation and continues to ...



Our rescue group needs more foster families, would you like to help us?

 Furever Home Dog Rescue needs foster homes!  As a shelterless rescue, we don’t have a building where our dogs are housed until they get adopted.  We are lucky enough to have loving foster families who open their hearts and homes to our dogs until they are placed. However, ...

Sparta Kiwanis Helps Fund Quinlan's Hero Club Endowment for Child Grief Counseling

SPARTA, NJ — The Hero Club at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is one step closer to reality having received a donation from the Sparta Kiwanis. John Quinlan, Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice foundation, presented the program to the club at their meeting at Homers restaurant. 

Kiwanis member Frank Cannistra introduced Quinlan and Diane Sebzda, Director of ...

United Way of Northern New Jersey Kicks Off School Supplies Drive

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking help from volunteers and donations of new school supplies for its annual United Way Tools for School drive, allowing children to start the new school year with the basic tools needed for success in school.


The drive will benefit more than 11,000 elementary and middle school children of ...

Sparta Education Foundation Breaks $1 Million Mark

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Educational Foundation passed a noteworthy goal at the June board of education meeting, having donated more than $1 million to the Sparta public school.  The approval of six grants moved the foundation over that milestone.

“We simply cannot do what we do at the level we do without you guys,” Superintendent Michael Rossi said.

Trustee Dorothy ...

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