Archive | November 2014

Events Nov 18 – 23

Civil War Round Table

Nov. 18, 2014: Regular monthly meeting, 7:30 PM. Our guest speaker will be Mr. James E. Johnson. His topic will be Black Soldiers during the Civil War.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 in the Theater, Building D on the campus of the Sussex County Community College.

Photo Exhibit

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014  1:00-4:00

Sparta Camera Club

Sparta Ambulance Building , 14 Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ

Free and Open to the public.

The Sparta Camera Club is pleased to announce they will be holding their Photo Expo XXX on Sunday November 23, 2014. This is a milestone for the club, as it marks the 30th year that the club has mounted a full scale photo exhibit. More than 250 entries are judged by professional photographers and awards are bestowed in such categories as Landscape, Flowers, Animals, People, Sport/Action and Photographic Art. One photo is designated as the overall winner. These beautiful images from local artist will be on display at the Sparta Ambulance Building from 1:00-4:00.


This entry was posted on November 18, 2014.

Events Week of Nov. 6-14

There are two events this week on Sunday Nov. 9th the you can have your antiques appraised at the Sparta Ambulance Building.  On Thursday Nov 13th a panel of veteran’s will address the Sparta Historical Society.

Sparta Historical Society  & Sussex County Literacy Volunteers                    
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014,  11:00-4:00 pm     

Sparta Ambulance Building 14 Sparta Ave.     
Antique Alley, the joint fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Sussex County and Sparta Historical Society, invited antique and art dealer and collector Jon Felz to appraise antiques and heirlooms last November for anyone who cared to know if their possessions were valuable.
For $5 per item, locals learned if their goods were jewels or junk.
This year’s Antique Alley will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sparta Ambulance Building. All proceeds go to Sparta Historical Society and Literacy Volunteers of Sussex County, a nonprofit that provides free, one-on-one, confidential tutoring to adults based on individual needs and goals. The local organization offers tutoring in basic literacy and English for speakers of other languages and in 2012, more than 3,200 hours of tutoring were spent with 116 students.
The Sparta Historical Society’s next endeavor to preserve the town’s heritage is the purchase of the 1786 Van Kirk House, which sits on Route 517.
Veterans Speak   
 Sparta Historical Society  
 Thursday  November 13, 2014   7:30 pm                  
 Sparta Ambulance Building 14 Sparta, Ave.  Sparta, NJ
We celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11 to honor the service that all Veterans have provided to our county.
On Thursday November 13th a  panel of veterans have agreed to share their service experiences with us.  Rev. Ernie Kosa,  Marty Schweighard, Donald Devore and Frank  Armario,  and Mike Rahill veteran’s of the Korean and Vietnam War comprise our panel.
Rev. Koza Korean experience included front line experience included  living in a cave at the front line and having his life saved from by a guide who pushed him to the ground and fell on him when a shell fell next to them.  Rev Koza also saw service during the Vietnam War where he followed the troops to the front lines.  The panel is sponsored by the Sparta Historical Society and the meeting will take place at the Sparta Ambulance Building located 14 Sparta Ave. at 7:30 pm.
Marty Swheighard, a navy veteran, served  three years on a Navel Cruiser during the Korean war will share life what it is like to serve on a military vessel.
Frank Armanio served in Vietnam from 1966-1967. Frank is the Second Vice President of the State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America.  Frank will relate his experiences in service and as an advocate for all Veterans. He will the discuss the post service needs of our veterans.
Mike Rahill spent one year stateside for training and  two years with the Army’s 9th Infantry in the Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.  Rahill notes they were call the  “Brown Water Navy”.
Donald Devore served with the infantry in Vietnam.  He is active an active veteran serving as the Chaplin for the 21st  of the VFW.

Shadows and Light Reception and Exhibit
Friday Nov 14 6:00-8:00
Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council
133 Spring Street Newton, NJ

Without the play of light on object, all would be shadowed or dark.  We learn to recognize images by understanding light as it wraps around shapes and highlights the three dimensions of our world.  Two-dimensional painting use these hints to conjure shape and fool the eye. In what ways will you use or pay homage to shadow an light through your art?

The reception is Friday Nov. 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The art exhibit will be accompanied by an exhibit of text panels from the Picatinny Arsenal Cultural Resource Program’s Storeyboard Exhitibt.

This entry was posted on November 6, 2014.