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Giving Back

February 17, 2024

NEWTON, NJ—The new Panera Bread on Water Street in the Town of Newton is partnering with The Weekend Bag Program for a delicious fundraiser. On Friday, March 1 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. 25% of all sales made at Panera Bread will be donated back to The Weekend Bag Program, a charity created ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The Town of Newton is taking part in a Hometown Heroes Banner program offering the opportunity for people who have served or are currently serving in the military to be honored. Anyone who would like to honor a current or past Newton resident for their service to the country can sponsor ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A Pancake breakfast fundraiser is being held by the Lexi Faye Heart of Gold Lacrosse Scholarship Foundation this month. Partnering with the Newton Applebees on February 25 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., a Pancake fundraiser will be held in honor of Faye’s 22 birthday. The tickets cost $13 ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The 200 Club of Sussex County has installed a new president. Keri Marino has stepped into the leadership role, the first woman to do so in the club’s history, taking the mantel from previous president Tom Ryan.  She said her goals are to “increase the number of sponsors and ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The United Way of Northern New Jersey and its partners are offering free tax preparation services for low and moderate income households, according to Town of Newton officials. Beginning February 1 people use the QR code in the picture below or go to UWNNJ.org/freetaxprep, to ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton will once again be taking part in the Hometown Heroes Banner program this year.  According to town officials anyone wishing to honor a past or current member of the armed forces is invited to sponsor a banner that will hang from a street lamp in the town. The ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department decided to “grow their hearts and their beards” in support of people battling cancer. This year they got shaggy for Newton resident Richard Ryan.  During the months of November and December 2023, the Newton Police Department took the national "No Shave ...

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NEWTON, NJ—A Merriam Avenue School, three Halsted Middle School and two high school students have earned “Positive Tickets” from Newton Police Officers this past week. At Merriam Avenue Patrolman Keiling, Principal Kevin Stanton, Security Guard Tosti, Vice Principal Roman and School Resource ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The community is coming together to support a resident in need with a pasta dinner at the Newton VFW.  Brandon Bordt is a well-known employee at Sparta’s Stop and Shop.  He is also a beloved Kittatinny high school graduate who is a fixture in the stands, dressed in his Cougar ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School senior Ariel Franzone was honored by U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer during his 5th District Hometown Heroes Ceremony. Franzone was one of 20 honorees at the event held at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. “We are lucky to have so many unsung ...

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SPARTA, NJ – On Wednesday, January 3 the Sparta Community Food Pantry will be holding a free produce market.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or while supplies last the pantry is offering free apples, spinach, lettuce, Brussel sprouts, potatoes and assorted fruit. No appointment is necessary and there ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Birth Haven, a compassionate haven for pregnant women, is pleased to provide an update on the progress made in rebuilding the shelter after a recent fire. The outpouring of support from the community and donors has been instrumental in helping them recover and continue their mission to ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School FFA chapter ran a toy drive for two weeks in December and collected around 300 toys, totaling around $2,400 in donated items. “Our Historian Emily Milej and Reporter Cora Bermingham came up with the idea of a toy drive”, said Claire Willis, the current Secretary ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Iyer brothers’ latest Chess for Charity raised $3500 for the Ramapough Lunaape Nation and the Munsee Three Sisters Medicinal Farm.  Last week they invited the community to join them at the Sparta Library for their fall fundraiser - a USCF chess tournament.  In addition to funds ...

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SPARTA, NJ - First responders from Sparta and Newton were invited to the Sparta Elks Lodge for a presentation by Celebrate the Children Executive Director Lauren Blaszak.  She and other staff members explained the contents of a tool kit being donated to the agencies by the Elks.  Celebrate the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Community Food Pantry is looking forward to their Christmas giveaway event on Wednesday.  The Christmas Basket Program will run from December 13 to 15.  People who have signed up for this program will receive a complete Christmas meal to be cooked at home, including “a ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Volunteer Fire Department is once again hosting their Annual Operation Santa. This year marks 18 years for the event. On Saturday, December 16 beginning at 2 p.m. Santa will be making his rounds around the Town of Newton to deliver your gift to your children. A donation ...

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SPARTA, NJ  - Pass it Along and the Sparta Girl Scouts hosted a family volunteer day for Thanksgiving on November 18 presented by First Hope Bank. The event included service projects and Thanksgiving meal donations from 9 am-12 pm at the Sparta Methodist Church.  Pass It Along’s Alyssa Hamann ...

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At a time of year typically spent putting up holiday decorations and planning for celebrations, a fire tore through the kitchen at Birth Haven, a shelter for Homeless Pregnant Women and their Babies located in Newton, New Jersey.  This left the shelter scrambling to find beds for residents who ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The volunteer community initiative Love in Action delivered 700 Thanksgiving meals to those in need on Wednesday.  Organizer Mitch Morrison said many individuals, families and organizations donated food and time to show “love in action” to area residents for the 15th year.  The ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Maverick Scott Chambers was four months and 26 days old when he lost his life to a choking accident on April 23, 2022. In memory of him, his parents Kimberly and Darrin started a non-profit called Maverick’s Legacy. “Typically, our focus is to prevent further choking injuries and ...

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NEWTON, NJ  - At Project Self Sufficiency, once the jack o’lanterns are put away it’s time for Christmas.  The annual kickoff event drew a crowd of county and community leaders to help usher in the Season of Hope. And Santa. More than 2500 children, from infants to teens will have something ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton held their annual Flags of Honor event on beautiful Saturday, November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. Thomas S Russo Jr, Town Manager and Master of Ceremonies for the event gave the introduction, followed by the presentation of the colors by the American Legion Post ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Under a bright, blue, November sky, Sparta Veterans, family and friends gathered at Sparta VFW Post #7248 to honor those who served our country in war and peace and to thank living Veterans for their sacrifices. Sparta VFW Chaplain Marty Schweichart opened the ceremony, invoking, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department is looking for help “cramming the cruiser” their annual food drive.  They will be at Stop and Shop on Sunday, November 12, collecting non-perishable food and personal care items from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monetary and gift card donations will gladly be ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Pass it Along is holding their annual Family Volunteer Day event where members of the community donate Thanksgiving boxes to families in need. Each year the organization asks those who participate to put together a Thanksgiving meal “box” as they partner with other organizations in ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The St. Jude Golf Outing, co-sponsored by the Ray of Hope committee and Sparta VFW Post #7248 and hosted by the Lake Mohawk Golf Club September 28, 2023, raised an astounding $40K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. “This year’s outing was nothing short of extraordinary,” Ray ...

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SPARTA, N - The St. Jude Golf Outing, co-sponsored by the Ray of Hope committee and Sparta VFW Post #7248 and hosted by the Lake Mohawk Golf Club September 28, 2023, raised an astounding $40K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. “This year’s outing was nothing short of extraordinary,” Ray ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Town Council had a visit from Newton High School senior and Girl Scout Ariel Franzone at their October 11 meeting. Franzone presented her Gold Award, Girl Scout’s highest award, to the council members and audience. Franzone had collected books and supplies that help bring ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is hosting the fifth annual Flags of Honor, to commemorate Veterans Day.  American flags will be placed on the lawn at the Town of Newton Municipal Building throughout the month of November. The display is to recognize and show honor to the Veterans who have ...

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