Friday, April 11, 2014

Building stronger parent and community relationships: Part 2

Today the Town of Newton kicked off the celebration of the 150th anniversary of its incorporation as a town by the State of New Jersey on April 11, 1864. The town was created from portions of Newton Township, which was also divided to create Andover and Hampton Townships. The celebration continues through the year with enhanced activities at major events such as Newton Day, Taste of Newton, and the Holiday Parade. The state is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year as well. The NJ350 popup store in the Springboard Shoppes has been a welcome visitor and will be open through Wednesday.

The Town Council hosted a brief ceremony in front of the Fire Museum on Spring Street and capped it off by cutting and serving a huge layer cake donated by Ronetco Shop Rite of Newton. The Town also unveiled a new logo and tagline to rebrand Newton (see above), as Town Manager Thomas Russo stated in today's NJ Herald, " Newton migrates away from simply being known as the county seat of Sussex County into a regional destination for travel and tourism as well as commerce, retail, business, industry, education and health care."

We are proud to partner with the Town in a joint marketing effort to promote ourselves as a dynamic community emerging as a northwestern hub for growth and opportunity. We are just starting to tell our story beyond the eyes and ears of our local  residents. The Newton Public Schools are a center for literacy and STEM learning, the arts and humanities, and health & physical education. We count ourselves among the vibrant institutions shaping this renewed vision along with our municipal and county governments, businesses, restaurants, medical center, chambers of commerce, community college, theaters, and arts venues. We want to position our youth at the heart of this renaissance. style, country cool!

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