Health & Wellness

Monarchs' Skating Program for Special Needs Children

STOCKHOLM, NJ – Building on the initial program that began with a free session in March, the Monarchs will begin a fall session of skating for special needs athletes.  The program will begin on Monday, Oct 13 at 6:10 p.m. and will run for five weeks.

The initial event last spring will attended by children ranging in age from 5-18, none of whom had ever skated.  Within the first hour, most children were on their feet and even taking shots into the net according to the Monarchs, Brad Meyers.

“The Monarchs have been building towards this program for a few years now and it was heartwarming to see the smiles and delight in the players’ faces being able to participate in hockey for the first time. Due to the success of the event, we are happy to announce our first fall season,” said Meyers. 

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Talking about the initiative, Meyers said, “The [March] event would not have been possible without the participation of the Skylands Kings coaches, players and parents, who volunteered their time to help out on the ice, or the management of Skylands Ice World who generously donated the ice and loaner equipment for the event.”

Basic equipment will be handed out while supplies last.  The cost to participate is $100.

According to Monarchs’ publication, the Monarchs are a non-profit collaborative initiative to enable participation in organized youth sports programs with a focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play through access to facilities and equipment, player and coaching development and mentoring. The Monarchs children develop positive self-esteem and learn skills to help them lead healthy, successful lives.

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Sparta Area Police Conduct Drive Sober Campaign

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SPARTA, NJ – Once again Sparta Police will be participating in the statewide campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over aimed at stopping drunk driving.  The Sparta Police have received grant money from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to increased patrols.  They have also gotten grant from the Attorney General’s Office Drunk Driving Enforcement Funds ...

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Sparta Man Charged with DWI Leaving Krogh's, Police Say

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School Consolidation: Let’s Talk

August 17, 2017

Consolidation of schools has become a major talking point in New Jersey. Several leaders and researchers have weighed in on the pros and cons. The topic is one which should be explored in our district, but it is not a one-size fits all solution to fixing the cost of living problem here in New Jersey, nor would it necessarily save many residents money in any immediate sense.

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Harmony Hill United Methodist Church, Stillwater

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Newton Police: Wantage Man Arrested on Drug and Theft Charges

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New Providence 11U Gold Wins NPGL Title

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The undefeated New Providence 11U Gold team completed a perfect season by defeating the also previously undefeated Elmora Troopers 4 - 3 in the finals of the 2017 NPGL baseball season. The Pioneers knew coming into the game, they had to play the perfect game, and they did just that. 

After a top of the first run by Elmora, the Pioneers struck back with 4 runs in the bottom of the ...

Report Shows Homeowner Net Worth Still Greater Than Renter Net Worth

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400).

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$1 million Gift Allows Sussex County YMCA to Advance Wellness Initiatives

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The Sussex County YMCA has received an unprecedented gift of $1 million that will increase wellness and fitness opportunities for members and other Sussex County residents long into the future.

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