Health & Wellness

August 2, 2018

NEWTON, NJ- Town of Newton officials have announced aerial mosquito larviciding will continue through August 3 between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Mosquito Control is conducting the application by plane. Officials note it is not a liquid ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton officials have announced there will be aerial mosquito spraying by plane on July 24 to 27 between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The larviciding will be done through the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control. They will be using a solid granular material for the control of ...

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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 - Due to the current heat wave the Sparta Township Office of Emergency Management has opened a Go2 Center at the Sparta Police Departmetn headquarters. Anyone wishing to cool down is welcome.  They ask that residents check in with the dispatchers at the front desk.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health. The ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ – Everything you never knew you needed to know about dementia was covered in “A Day to Remember: A conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held on March 24 at Overlook Medical Center.  More than 100 people attended the event, which featured exhibitor tables set up by ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School students held their inaugural meeting of the Donate Life Club on Wednesday, March 14. Minutes after the walk out in solidarity with Parkland school shooting victims, thirty students met in a classroom during lunch to hear from the NJ Sharing Network about organ ...

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TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider. The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW hosted a successful blood drive on January 24.  The event was organized by Sussex County Association of Realtors and was booked all afternoon. The American Red Cross Blood Services said there were “37 precious pints” collected that day with 41 people registered and ...

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HARDYSTON, NJ – The Sussex County YMCA was packed on Saturday afternoon.  People from all over Sussex County came by to try out the new facilities and see the expansion and renovations.  Special guests spoke at the opening ceremony in the new gymnasium. Jennifer Gardner, Executive Director ...

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SPARTA, NJ- A new business in Sparta offers fitness for mind and body for area children and adults.  The high ceilings and big windows make the facility feel open and light.  The homework bar by the entrance indicates the mission of the facility.  MindFit USA, the brain child of Michael Fancher, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Saturday's reunion wasn't an ordinary meeting -- it was an incredibly powerful reunion between a donor family and an organ recipient at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. You could feel the raw emotion of the Rodriguez family as they anxiously waited to meet Robert ...

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HARDYSTON, NJ – Take one step into the newly renovated Sussex County YMCA and the changes are apparent.  It is bright and open, but the two story climbing tower and slide really tell the story, as do the little seating area next to the coffee bar and new ping pong tables.  The story the Y is ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Due to the extended length of extreme cold weather, Sparta Township Office of Emergency Management has opened a GO2/ Warming Center at Sparta Police Department. Should the need arise that someone would like to use this facility to warm up and charge devices, police ask that people ...

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SPARTA, NJ – November has come to an end and that means one thing at Sparta Middle School; time to show off the mustaches and beards.  Eleven staff members participated in the hair raising fundraiser for men’s health over the month known as Movember or No-Shave November. The staff members were ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Visitors to Sparta Middle School might be surprised to see the men in the schools looking a little shaggy.  Some of the staff members are participating in a No Shave November and Mustache for Men’s Health fundraiser this month. People can support the cause by donating any amount to ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Sussex County Community College, located at 1 College Hill Road, Newton, NJ will present “Breaking the Stigma of Addiction” event on Thursday, November 16 through the efforts of a local young college student in recovery. This special event is open to the public and will be held in ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It has been a long time coming but Sparta’s Integrity Dental has officially opened the doors to their new home.  From vision to completion the project that transformed the old barn into a brand new professional building took more than three years. “There was about two years of ...

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LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority or SCUMA will hold a hazardous waste event on November 4, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The program is available to Sussex County residents, local school districts, municipalities and county agencies.  According to the SCUMA website ...

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SPARTA, NJ -  The Sparta Police Department and Andover Police Department will be offering a child car seat safety check on Saturday, October 21 sponsored by Fraser Cerra Law Firm at the Mohawk House. The event will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. "Please come by to ensure your child's seat is ...

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SPARTA, NJ -Sparta Police Department and the Andover Township Police Department together with Fraser Cerra Law Firm will hold a Car Seat Safety Check on October 21 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.   The event will be hosted at the Mohawk House, 3 Sparta Junction. "Please come by to ensure your ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Center for Prevention and Counseling and the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities are partnering with Sussex County police departments and Byram Shop Rite and Byram CVS for Countywide Rx Disposal Day.  On Saturday October 28 the two locations in Byram will have ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure. After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Long before becoming a general surgery resident at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Christopher McCulloh experienced a life-changing event nine years ago that would be one of his greatest tests of will just six months before starting medical school at Case Western Reserve University, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following: Newborn to Age 2 Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta family is at it again, Turning the Town Teal to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer and their family foundation.  The Teal organization, founded in 2007, coincided with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September. Laura and Andrew Lopez both teachers at Sparta High School, ...

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