Health & Wellness

May 30, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The CVS in Sparta is providing COVID-19 drive thru testing.  Anyone seeking to be tested must make an appointment through the CVS website. Prior to getting an appointment, people must complete a questionnaire to see if they qualify for an appointment.  The form asks about symptoms ...

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SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020. Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Xi Beta Rho Sorority members of the local Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International donated a temporal thermometer to the Sparta Police Department on Monday.  Police Chief Neil Spidaletto and Lt. John Lamon met Marjorie Strohsahl and Kathie Maske outside the police department ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Despite closing their physical doors in March, Sparta Elks Lodge 2356 has been active giving back to the community.  This past weekend several of lodge members were able to fill a much needed void by delivering N95 Masks to three local Rescue Squads in Sparta, Lakeland and Newton, as ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County has 32 additional coronavirus patients and two additional deaths from COVID-19.  An 84-year-old woman from Andover and a 97-year-old man from Frankford Township have passed away from coronavirus. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the county to ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Help comes in many forms for people affected by the coronavirus.  As the Sussex County Department of Health announces 20 additional coronavirus patients, Certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselors are now available to talk with county residents who “may be experiencing ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Something joyful to talk about.  Sparta Police Officers Brian Porter, Chris Favaro and Cpl. Kurt Morris will be telling this story for a while.  They were called to the home of Lindsey Schlott and Brad Scheller on March 24 and ended up delivering a baby. Dylan Charlie Scheller was ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ- Five additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the county, according to Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Department of Health. Andover Township, Byram Township, Frankford Township, Hopatcong Borough and the Town of Newton all have a resident ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -  Governor Murphy announced the first government drive-thru coronavirus testing site will open on Friday at 8 a.m. on the campus of Bergen Community College.  Atlantic Health is already operating drive-thru testing sites.  The testing is by appointment only.  Morristown Medical ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A statement released by the Sussex County Health Officer James McDonald late today confirmed the first three cases of coronavirus in the county.  Sparta Township, Vernon Township and Frankford Township each have a resident that tested positive. McDonald’s notice, posted to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The impact of the COVID-19 continues to be revealed at all levels.  In Sparta cancelations and closures continue.  Here are the latest: Sparta Recreation Department has announced in an effort to “keep participants safe” they have be coordinating with local county health official to ...

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SPARTA, NJ  – Concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus continue to grow as does the list of cancellations and closures in the area.  Newton Medical Center’s Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall scheduled for March 13 has been canceled. The Sussex County Community College Foundation has canceled ...

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SPARTA, NJ -Two brothers have had their once in a lifetime opportunity to study abroad come to an abrupt end.  Brendan and Connor Erickson now find themselves back home with more questions than answers. Not the least of which is how will they finish the spring semester of their junior year. “I ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Sparta Township Office of Emergency Management has opened a Go2 / Warming Center for this evening and tomorrow evening at Police Headquarters for people who need a place to warm up, because of the extreme cold temperatures. Anyone making use of the Go2 center is asked to see the ...

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SPARTA, NJ - A dedicated group of master gardeners, led by Sparta Farmers’ Market creator, Mitchell Morrison and Bob Nicholson, formed the Sparta Community Gardens in 2010.  It has since grown to two parcels measuring 43’ X 103’ and 50’ X 60’.  It has also attracted the services of local Eagle ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department is joining with other Sussex County Police Departments in participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.  The national initiative is sponsored by the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency to be part of the solution in reducing the misuse of ...

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ALLAMUCHY, NJ – Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon joined more than 300 people in a walk held at Waterloo Village on October 6.  The Northwest New Jersey Out of the Darkness Walk was organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. A part of Team Chris, Lamon said he walked “in remembrance ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Vial of Life program  being promoted by the Sparta Woman’s Club is expanding far beyond Sparta.  The group is also promoting a change in the health form that is part of the kit to include a section that addresses mental health issues. The Vial of Life kits contain a ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The CLEAR program celebrated its third year with a luncheon at the Mohawk House to thank participants, recognize supporters and discuss the future. The program Community, Law Enforcement, Addiction, Recovery or CLEAR in Sussex County brings together local police, medical staff and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, will be spraying for mosquitos on Wednesday, September 4 between 7 and 11 p.m. on some Sparta Township Roads, according to the township officials. The roads that will be sprayed include but are not limited to: Milton ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, will be spraying for mosquitos on Friday, August 30 between 7 and 11 p.m. on some Sparta Township Roads, according to the township officials. The roads that will be sprayed include but are not limited to: Hayward ...

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SPARTA, NJ – After publishing an article about the Sparta school district testing HALO Smart Sensor smoke detectors, TAPinto Sparta was contacted by a representative for the company.  Rick Cadiz, Head of Marketing for IPVideo Corporation that produces HALO “wanted to clarify a few things in the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The board of education is looking at technology to combat vaping in the schools.  Superintendent Michael Rossi said he had participated in a webinar about Halo, a device that can be installed in places where there cannot be cameras such as bathrooms and locker rooms. At the June ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Last month the Sparta Township Council recognized Mental Health Awareness month.  With no one at the meeting to accept the proclamation, it was simply read into the record. At the last township council meeting Marjorie Stroshals accepted the proclamation on behalf of NAMI and the ...

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