Giving Back

November 12, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — A large crowd assembled in front of the monument at the Sparta VFW on Main Street on Sunday. Precisely at the eleventh hour, the Veterans Day ceremony began. “Do not let us be used as tools,” was one of three points made by the guest speaker, Howard Burrell, Air Force ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The ladies of the Sparta Woman’s Club were joined by Sparta Ambulance Squad Cadets and Boy Scouts from Troop 95 and St. Kateri Knights of Columbus Squire Roses and Squires in their efforts to make and distribute free Vile of Life kits. Club members Arlene Kayne and Marjorie ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Marine Corps Toys for Tots organizers are gearing up for the season.  In Sparta there will be several locations where new unwrapped toys can be donated, according to Jim Brady, Toys for Tots Chairman. From  November 25 through December 18 collection boxes will be at Sparta Town ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Volunteer Elves are wanted to help with Project Self Sufficiency’s Season of Hope Toy Shop. Saturday, December 1 – 3 p.m.-- Sparta Train Station to unload 18,000+ toys from the Toys for Tots train to trucks to be transported to Project Self Sufficiency in Newton. Saturday, ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The holiday season kicked off last week at Project Self Sufficiency.  Christmas event announced the beginning of the annual Season of Hope toy drive for Sussex County families.  The calendar said October but it looked like December 25 inside with toys, a Christmas tree, singers and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The back patio of the Mohawk House played host to the third annual Sussex County Police Chiefs’ Bocci and Brew.  Police officers from around the county as well as family, friends and supporters enjoyed as outdoor fall evening of food and fun for a good cause. Steve and Rachael Scro ...

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STOCKHOLM, NJ - November is Hockey Fights Cancer month.  This month Skylands Ice World will be hosting a Skate-a-Thon presented by Northwell Health on November 17.  They are also hosting Hockey Fights Cancer night at Madison Square Garden on November 26 when the New York Rangers play the Ottawa ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Several people gathered at the Sparta PAL building on Tuesday afternoon to participate in the opening of the new entrance to the building. Brief remarks were made from a podium set up in the new entry way. Director of the Sparta PAL former Sparta Police Chief Ernie Reigstad, Sparta ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The atmosphere at the Pass it Along Youth Leadership Conference was like a freshmen orientation; enthusiasm and high energy with a focus on activity.  Students from around the county had a day out of school to attend the event at Sussex Tech last week. The theme of this year’s ...

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HAMBURG, NJ – Blue skies made an appearance just in time for the Sussex County Association of Realtors annual golf outing last week.  About 140 attending the outing at Wild Turkey, most heading out to enjoy a good day of golf. Proceeds from the event will go to support housing related Sussex ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Born in a snowstorm, raised on the family farm in Burlington County Charlie Mc Coy is the embodiment the common sense, pragmatic values one would expect from such beginnings. But there is more to the McCoy story. So much more that a two part book has been written by Mary Parker.

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School will be inaugurating the Distinguished Spartan Award at this year’s graduation ceremony in the spring.  Principal Janet Ferraro has announced this initiative as a companion to the recently enacted Athletic Hall of Fame. Ferraro said the award will honor people who ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School American Red Cross lost no time getting down to work.  The school year had barely begun when they hosted their first blood drive on September 26. The annex gym was busy all day with students and faculty stopping in to donate and volunteer.  In total there were ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department, joining with police departments across the country will be celebrating their first Coffee with a Cop Day on October 3 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Sparta Public Library. There will not be any speeches or agenda, according to Chief Neil Spidaletto, just ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A young man of 14 turned a terrible situation into a life’s ambition. In March 2009 Nick Addesso and his mother Cindi were at a service in the Sparta Presbyterian Cemetery when she collapsed. “One minute I was telling him to slow down and wait for me and the next I was having a ...

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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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