Newton Day 2019

A&E: Newton and surrounding area residents had a beautiful day to enjoy live music, food, free games, fireworks, and even Rizzo's Reptiles and Mad Science.

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • Caroline Fox, 17, Angelico Villaruz, 17 and Lanie Scuralli, 17, friends of the departed Lexi Faye, are responsible for starting the sale of the shirts to add to the scholarship fund, as "just another way to see that Lexi is never forgotten."  Noting that the support has been unprecedented, Scuralli added, "We think about her every single day.  At school, they put a fresh white rose on her desk, every day. Nobody else sits at her desk, in any of her classes."

  • Volunteers from the Newton Fire Department man the grills that served up a variety of street vendor foods at Newton Day along Spring Street.

  • An antique fire truck earns high praises from onlookers.

  • This young boy happily volunteers to assist in a magic show at Newton Day.

  • Oh, no!

  • Newton Strong balloons filled Spring Street in honor of Lexi Faye, who died recently in a car accident.

  • Stephanie Schick with Cornerstone Title of Newton, ties a Newton Strong balloon to a young attendee of Newton Day. Schick said, "Cornerstone is donating money with each balloon handed out today to the Lexi Faye scholorship fund. We just really hope to see the whole street filled with these balloons." (Photos by Shannon Kuratli)

  • Zailyn Scribner, 2, is in Daddy's arms along Spring Street at the Newton Day Celebration.

  • Vietnam Veteran Brian Keenan and wife Georgette of Andover, decided to stop by and "see what we could see," at Newton Day. "So far, there's a whole lot to see!" 

  • 2019 American Honey Princess Nicole Medina, explains the importance of the honey bee and the bee keeping industry. 

  • Volunteers with the Newton Emergency Rescue Squad teach basic CPR to people who ask to learn.

  • Ezekiel Rivera, 4, (bottom left) beams with his family: Mommy Zoe, brother NIcolas, 6, and cousin Luis, 13.  All residents of Newton, Zoe said, "This has been such a fun day and the boys are just loving it all."

The Newton Day Festival was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019. It's a joint project of the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Newton.

This year had even more events than previous years. Spring Street was filled with vendors and attendees. That evening in Memory Park there were activities and entertainment that included Rizzo’s Reptiles, Mad Science, DJ’s, fireworks, free games and attractions for the kids, live music, food, shopping and more.

The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce and the Town would like to thank sponsors of the annual Newton Day Festival by becoming a sponsor. Many dedicated chamber members, businesses and residents worked together to make the event a resounding success. For more information visit

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Excessive Heat Warning
An "Excessive Heat Warning" will remain in effect until 10 p.m. today. The National Weather Service advises that heat values (real feel) will remain up to 105 or 110,...
Read more »

Radon detection kits available
The Byram Township Health Department announced this week that it will participate in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Radon Program. Radon is a...
Read more »

Public comment period on bond ordinance has been extended
By Mandy Coriston
The Town Council met Tuesday evening, July 16 for its regular session, which included the second reading and public hearing on a bond ordinance that would...

Read more »

US Rep and US Special Envoy address anti-Semitism
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, and members of Jewish community groups...
Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Local News
Sussex County Electronic Waste Schedule
  • Jul 19, 2019
Local News
Beating the heat
  • Jul 19, 2019
Local News
Stanhope Fun Day
  • Jul 18, 2019


Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ