Giving Back

September 18, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — One project was to repair and improve the monument in front of Sparta VFW, the other project was to create a patio area around the flagpole on the plaza in front of town hall. Two young men earned their Eagle rank, recognized in a court of honor at the Mohawk House last week. The ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A football player from Lenape Valley needs your vote.  Justin Peterson has been selected by the New York Giants and USA Football as part of their Heart of a Giant program. The initiative recognizes athletes for the good work they do on and off the playing field.  Peterson ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The plaza in front of Sparta Town Hall was filled with flags and banners in remembrance of 9/11. The annual Elks service of readings and ceremony was moved from the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk to the larger location. This year a number of Sparta’s first responders and community service ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Elks will be presenting their annual 9/11 Memorial ceremony in a new location this year.  Each year the members of the local Elks Lodge hold a ceremony, open to all.  This year the event will be held on the plaza in front of town hall, on Tuesday, September 11 beginning ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter, resident of Little Falls is still seeking a living kidney donor. He is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week. He is a former college and high school football player, who played for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, between 1973-77, on a full ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - American flags lined shorelines and hung off boats at Lake Hopatcong as residents - including a gang from Roxbury - cheered when Miss Lotta’s Third Annual Veterans’ Cruise sailed by on Saturday There were two cruises were for veterans of the towns that surrounded the lake, with ...

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SPARTA, NJ - On Tuesday, June 12 the Sparta Elks in inviting the community to celebrate the symbol of our nation.  The Elks will be joined by members of Sparta Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, the Kiwanis, the Sparta Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Squad, two chapters of the Knights ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A young diabetic girl’s service project to help other diabetics continues two years after she left Mohawk Avenue School. Mohawk Avenue School just completed their spring project, collecting supplies for Kaitlyn’s Care Boxes. From April 30 through May 11 the students and their ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta VFW has given scholarships to three area students in the inaugural Ralph Rojas Memorial Scholarship Award Ceremony dinner last week.  On Thursday, Hunter Toburen, Mia Francis and Erika Beckmann were awarded $2,000 to assist with their education at the Sparta VFW Post 7248. In ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The volunteers of the Sparta Kiwanis were at it again.  Bright and early on Saturday morning they were planting the red, white and blue flowers along the walkway that connects the library to Main Street. Special assistants Olivia and Lily Schwartz joined Jeff Mullen, Stuart ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School student Olivia Agius is working to share the story of a local holocaust victim.  Inspired by lessons learned in William Brennan’s History of Genocide class, Agius is participating in the Adopt a Survivor Program. Through the program she was partnered with Joe ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council honored a veteran who recently returned after being injured on a tour of duty in Afghanistan.  Mayor Josh Hertzberg said “about a year ago” the Sparta VFW Commander Peter Litchfield told him Mike Krapels’ story.  Hertzberg said Krapels did not get support ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School students had the opportunity to donate blood through the New York Blood Center on Thursday, May 3. The blood drive took place all throughout the school day in the annex gym, with student volunteers from the National Honor Society splitting morning and afternoon ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ:   There's a saying we've all heard, 'you can choose your friends, but not your family members'.  Well for the Field family in Holmdel, they have a different tale to tell. It's a story about family, the selfless love of two mothers, and about dreams coming true. Holmdel's Darlene Field ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Moose Lodge, located on Swartswood Road, will be hosting their annual “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk event in June this year. The event was created after Jason Baumann, the lodge’s administrator’s daughter Reanna and her friend Kassie started “chalking up” the lodge's parking ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Police Chief Neil Spidaletto addressed the township council members at their meeting last week as part of the recognition of 911 Education Month. Spidaletto relayed the story of a call about an unconscious child handled by Dispatcher Christina Brossman, as just one example of how ...

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NEWTON, NJ – A young Merriam Avenue School student is collecting new stuffed animals for the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  Haeleigh Lestz asked her third grade teacher Nik Lasso if she could do a project in class. Lestz told Lasso she wanted to collect the soft ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School alumnae will be running in the New York City Marathon this November to raise money for the Team V Foundation.  Sara Lucas graduated from Sparta with 12 Varsity Letters having competed in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. https://www.jimmyv.org/ Lucas ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laura D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition. One of those ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County Veterans can get an ID card that entitles them to special discounts on meals, goods and services.  The program is offered through County Clerk Jeff Parrott’s office in collaboration with Sheriff Michael Strada and Sen. Steve Oroho.  The card is free, similarly ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The 15 annual Hoops for Hope Basketball game sponsored a Sparta alumnea’s effort to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund.  The student versus faculty basketball game at Sparta Middle School raised $2243 for Claire Romine’s 4K run, 4,000 miles across the country. The game has become ...

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PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families. Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling, located in Newton, has announced the appointment of attorney Janine Cerra, Attorney at law, as the newest member of their Board of Directors. “The Center for Prevention and Counseling is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A young Sparta woman is taking on a challenge of a lifetime and she is doing it for her mom.  Claire Romine is running across the country to raise awareness and give support for young adults with cancer. This summer Romine will be part of the 25-member Team Baltimore working with 4K ...

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