What's Up Sparta! A local podcast about the town and people of Sparta, NJ.
What's Up Sparta! A local podcast about the town and people of Sparta, NJ.
James Christie
What's Up Sparta! is a local podcast about the town and people of Sparta, NJ. James and Lisa share what's happening in and around town, review some of their favorite things to do and places to eat, have in-depth conversations with local residents, business owners, and much more. We hope this podcast continues bringing the community together by connecting people to further develop deep and meaningful relationships within the community. We love everything about Sparta, and we'd love to see the people of this community help make this podcast thrive.
31. Winter4kids.org, a nonprofit led by Sparta resident Schone Malliet
We sit with Sparta resident Schone Malliet. Schone is a former Marine pilot, technology industry leader, and as President and CEO, leads local nonprofit Winter4Kids.org.  
Nov 18, 2022
18 min
30. Krogh's owner and operator, Jason Fuchs
Krogh's Restuarant and Brew Pubs' Jason Fuchs. We get into the history of the restaurant, microbrewing, charitable efforts, and the unveiling of the new rooftop bar aptly named the "Krogh's Nest". 
Oct 27, 2022
18 min
29. Local children's book author, Jared Auchter
In this episode, we sit with local children's book author, Jared Auchter. Jared shares his journey to writing books for kids and we explore the concepts and themes of each book.
Oct 14, 2022
19 min
28. Why we all need a life coach
In this episode we sit with William Wright ACC, ELI-MP, a personal trainer and life coach to discuss his personal journey to becoming a coach in the fitness and well-being space.
Sep 21, 2022
20 min
The mission of the Sparta Board of Education and role of board members
In this episode, we sit with 3 current BOE members to learn more about the mission of the board, and the role and function of it's board members.
Sep 7, 2022
24 min
Junior Woman's Club of Sparta & Sparta Day 2022
In this episode we sit with community leaders Kelly Lucadamo and Jennifer Carlson to talk about the Junior Woman's Club of Sparta Mission, Membership, and Events, including Sparta Day.
Apr 25, 2022
17 min
Unplugged! Musicians Brian St. John and Chris Calandrillo stop by the pod!
Two-time guests Brian St. John and Chris Calandrillo drop by to play a few live tunes, talk about opening for Jimmy Vaughn at the Newton Theatre on April 3rd 2022 at 7pm, and how the pandemic contributed to Brian's latest album, A Little Empathy, available on your favorite streaming platforms.
Mar 30, 2022
36 min
Local business spotlight! Knoll Communities
Through a parternship between the podcast and the Sparta Benevolent Society, this episode is spotlight on local business, Knoll Communities, an organzation with assisted living programs based in Sparta. The team at Knoll takes us on an audio tour of their program with a ton of insights.
Mar 9, 2022
18 min
Holiday and Winter Season Safety Tips with John Hayowyk
We sit with two-time podcast guest and subject matter expert John Hayowyk to discuss holiday and winter season safety tips. 
Nov 26, 2021
34 min
The Sparta Benevolent Society, an interview with Craig Palleschi and Nick Zerby
The Mission of the Sparta Benevolent Society is to support the various people and organizations that make Sparta such a wonderful place to live. They do this by promoting the support of local business through various fund-raising events that encourage the local community to spend more locally. Craig Palleschi and Nick Zerby join the podcast to give an overview of the organization.
Nov 16, 2021
24 min
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