Sparta Township Resolves to Be a Stigma Free Community

April 20, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township has taken steps to be established as a Stigma-Free Community.  On April 12, at the township council meeting the members unanimously supported a resolution supporting the mental health and substance abuse initiative.

The council members signed a copy of the resolution to present to members of the Saint Clare’s Advisory Group Nicole Reina BSN RN CEN ...

Sparta Township Council Proclaims April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month

SPARTA, NJ – April was proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Sparta Township Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12.  Mayor Gil Gibbs read a proclamation with the Sparta Women’s Club looking on. 

Gibbs said, “All children should be able to have a safe and healthy childhood.”

The women distributed blue pinwheels, a symbol of Child Abuse ...

Sparta Middle School Faculty Continue Streak in Hoops for Hope

SPARTA, NJ –The Sparta Middle School gym was packed with students and parents ready to watch the 14th annual Hoops for Hope Student/Faculty Basketball game on March 8.  The eighth grade students took the court to try to end the teachers’ 13 year winning streak. It was a good fight, but the teachers managed to come out on top with a final score of 66 to 53 and kept their ...

Sussex Scouts Skate at Skylands Ice World

STOCKHOLM, NJ - What do you get when you combine scouts and their families from Patriots’ Path Council Sussex District, skating at Skylands Ice World, and outdoors skills games?  Tons of fun at the Sussex Freeze O’ Ree.

On March 12 Skylands Ice World hosted a fun-filled afternoon for over 100 scouts, ranking from Lion to Arrow of Light together with their families, from ...

Sparta's Mohawk Avenue School Students Get Heart Smart

SPARTA, N J – The third grade students at Mohawk Avenue School are getting heart smart. School nurse Leslie Huhn is getting creative when teaching students about heart health.

After getting the health lesson in their classroom, students were given diagrams of the heart to fill out and color in.  Huhn made it into a contest awarding a pedometer to each student in the class with the ...

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Mark your calendar April 29th to “Spring Clean” medications from your home!

April 22, 2017

Since 2009, Sussex County residents have been able to dispose of unwanted, unused and expired drugs at local law enforcement lobbies. On April 29, 2017, you are urged to “Spring Clean” your medicine cabinet in an effort to address prescription drug misuse. This National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the DEA, aims to promote a safe, convenient, and responsible ...