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Over the last week we had several areas of positive news with the 10th annual Leap in the Lake taking place on Lake Hopatcong, with a record turn-out to raise funds for Special Needs Kids.  We also saw Chris Bobinski is a local super-star on Social Media, as he provides accurate and personal weather forecasts based upon his Meteorologist background, who is helping in paying it forward with a GoFundMe for Ronald McDonald House.

Top Headlines:

Hopatcong Lake Leap in the Lake 2019 – Sets New Records

Today the annual Leap in the Lake took place on Lake Hopatcong to a crowd of over 300 people, and more than 120 jumpers, which was another record for the Lake Hopatcong Elks fund raising for special needs kids.


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Bobinski Family Paying it Forward – GoFundMe for Ronald McDonald House

Chris Bobinski is a local super-star on Social Media, as he provides accurate and personal weather forecasts based upon his Meteorologist background, is looking for our help in paying it forward with a GoFundMe for Ronald McDonald House.


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Pizza Wars 2019 Awards Ceremony – Raised $1,000 for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, the second annual Pizza Wars Awards Ceremony was held at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation to congratulate Cambiotti's Tomato Pie Café, who won with 24% of the overall votes.


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Surprise Your Better Half – WIN TWO DUPREE’S TICKETS – A Great Valentine's gift

Surprise your better-half with Two Tickets to the Dupree’s, which are known the world over for their romantic interpretations of the most beautiful love songs ever written. They have made a career out of giving new life to old hits.


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Regional / State News:

NJ Governor Signs Alyssa’s Law - Requiring Silent Panic Alarms in Schools

Governor Phil Murphy today signed A764, also known as “Alyssa’s Law”, requiring all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during emergencies.


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NJ State Police Reminds Parents to be Diligent Against Online Predators

West Trenton, N.J - Today Colonel Patrick Callahan and the New Jersey State Police today are participating in the global initiative, Safer Internet Day, which is a campaign aimed to raise awareness about the dangers posed to children by online predators.


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Summer Camps in our Local Area

Our events and programs are open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents. There are lots of summer activities to chose from with even more to come! Camps are based on the age/grade the child will be in come September 2019.


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Sussex County Supports American Heart Month

(Hamburg, NJ) Please join the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health and Sussex Warren Chronic Disease Coalition, in conjunction with Go Red for Women, to kick off American Heart Month.


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Local Students Graduate from New Jersey Youth Corps

The Sussex County New Jersey Youth Corps recently awarded high school diplomas to students at a celebratory graduation ceremony at Project Self-Sufficiency. 


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Vaping and Marijuana Forum in the Mendhams

All About Vaping & the Impact of Marijuana on the Community


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Free Child Assault Prevention Workshops

Learn about the Prevention of Child Sexual Assault


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Roxbury Man Arrested: Possession of an Explosive Device with the Purpose to Use it Unlawfully

Morris County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Unit, SERT and CSI Assist in Explosives Investigation


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NJ State Police Announces 2018 Trooper of the Year Recipient

Trooper Keith Ashley goes beyond the thin blue line to Save Lifes and handle undercover Criminal Investigations that led to more than 300 Arrests


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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2024

Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. The bill (A-15), sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, will grow the economy and raise wages for over one million New Jersey workers, giving them a foothold in the middle class. 


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Hopatcong News:

Hopatcong Republican Club annual Valentine's Fundraiser

The Hopatcong Republican Club is hosting its annual fundraiser that is raising money for two scholarships for graduating Hopatcong High School seniors as well as other civic activities.


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Hopatcong set to gain new BBQ Quick Service Restaurant

Opening in the old Sabretti’s location which moved to Roxbury for more business, Hopatcong is set to gain a new BBQ Quick Service Restaurant.


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Marching Chiefs Rock at "The Rock" - The Best of the Best

On Tuesday, February 5, the Hopatcong Marching Chiefs brought #chiefpride to the Newark Prudential Center as the NJ Devils lost to the LA Kings.


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Deborah Gates Receives February Hopatcong Middle School Big Shoes Award

At Hopatcong Middle School, the “Big Shoes Award”—similar to the employee of the month—is commemorated by a giant gilded sneaker used to represent those individuals who go the extra mile.


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Hopatcong Schools: Author’s Celebration - The turkey who got away

On Thursday, January, 3rd, Mrs. Mendyk’s 4th graders celebrated their professional published narrative writing pieces.


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Hopatcong School District Participated in the Great Kindness Challenge

The Hopatcong School District participated in the Great Kindness Challenge during the week of January 28th - February 1st!


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Jefferson News:

Morris County Library: Free Movies on Fridays

You are invited to the Morris County library’s free screenings of recent blockbusters films and independent movies for adults on Fridays at 2 p.m. in October and November.


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Jefferson Township Police: Drugs, Driving the Wrong Way & Drinking top the last two weeks of activity

Over the Last Two weeks the Jefferson Township Police were kept busy with the following activities.


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Mount Arlingtin News:

Traffic Safety Study for Howard Blvd.-Seasons Drive in Mt. Arlington

COUNTY ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ROAD SAFETY UPGRADES


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Roxbury News:

Roxbury Schools Receives $20K in Sustainable Funding

ROXBURY, NJ (February 7, 2019) – Roxbury Township Public Schools was the big winner when Sustainable Jersey for Schools (SJFS) announced its latest round of SJFS grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).


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Tickets are Still Available for Kiss Me, Kate RCS Bus Trip

ROXBURY, NJ (February 8, 2019) – Tickets are still available for the Roxbury Community School Bus Trip into New York City on Saturday, March 2nd. Participants will be headed to two great 2:00 p.m. matinees on this day, Kiss Me, Kate and Aladdin.


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Mini-THON Barn Night - To Fight Pediatric Cancer

Join RHS Mini-THON on Wednesday, February 26th at the Black River Barn on Route 10 in Randolph to help raise funds to fight pediatric cancer.


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Social Media Marketing Opportunity Available for Some RHS Students in 2019/2020

ROXBURY, NJ (February 8, 2019) – Juniors and Seniors at Roxbury High School next year will have an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.


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‘Design Thinking’ and Creating Community Partnerships in New Course Offering at RHS

ROXBURY, NJ (February 8, 2019) – Roxbury High School’s Program of Studies for the 2019/2020 school year is getting a few new course additions.


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Les Misérables Spring Musical at RHS

ROXBURY, NJ (February 8, 2019) – Ticket Reservation forms are now being accepted for Roxbury High School’s spring musical Les Misérables Students Edition, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.


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Riviera Maya Taco Trot 5k Run/Walk

Community Event to Benefit Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer


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Woman Charged in Connection with Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Rockaway Township

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Martin McParland, Jr. of the Rockaway Township Police Department announce the arrest of Samantha Viscardi, 22 years old of Rockaway, NJ, on charges stemming from a motor vehicle crash that occurred during the early morning hours of February 2, 2019.


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Lake News:

Hopatcong Lake Water Level Holding Steady - Until final Refill Starts

Lake Hopatcong that has been blessed with enough rain and snow to recover partial from the 5-foot drawdown is maintaining at the agreed upon 7-foot mark.


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Fishing News:

Knee Deep Club - 2019 Ice Fishing Contest #2 - CANCELED

The Hopatcong Lake Knee Deep Club will hold the second 2019 Ice Fishing contest on Sunday February 10, 2019.


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