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Veterans and their needs have always been a top priority for the Sussex County Freeholder Board. In an effort to address these needs, the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce its launch of the Veteran Services Resource Portal.

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Hopatcong Tulsa Trail Students, along with their families, had a fun night of science and discovery.  COHESION: Families Bonding Together to Solve Real World Problems brought families together through interactive, science based inquiry.

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Students at Hudson Maxim School helped to "BOOst" the morale of our troops stationed overseas this Halloween, by shipping 80 pounds of candy to deployed troops, veterans, and first responders via Operation Gratitude. 

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A Night of Hope Benefit Concert is an uplifting night of Holiday music  performed by local musicians and appropriate for ALL ages. ALL of the proceeds that are generated by the event are then donated to HOPATCONG families in need.

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The annual Jefferson Township Christmas in the Village offers countless things to do, so the Jefferson Arts Committee put together this handy document to help guide you to all of the family fun.

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A special Freeholder Board-appointed committee recommended funding a half-dozen recreational trail projects in six towns across the county at a cost of $583,165 as part of the Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program that was initiated by the county governing board in 2016.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department Announces Its Seven Adult Exercise Programs for the WINTER 2018 season. Just do it with the Jefferson Township Recreation Department!

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Missing Dog: Her name is Sushi. She is a small teacup Shitsz Tsu- primarily white in color. She can be approached.  She went missing 6:45 pm Sunday 11/20

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“Addiction: From Risk to Recovery’’ is the topic of the Nov. 28th annual Morris County Prevention Forum for both parents and youths from throughout Morris County.

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Two of Roxbury’s seven schools recently earned the distinction of being named as Future Ready Schools as part of Roxbury’s district technology goal.

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Roxbury Township Police Department showed up at Kennedy Elementary School this afternoon. It wasn’t for a crime but an act of good will.

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Many may not be aware that November 15th though was indeed National Recycling Day which millions of people across the country take part in. It is another day to raise awareness about recycling and purchasing recycled products.

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The Morris County League of Municipalities has announced the creation of the Arthur R. Ondish Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded annually in honor of the late Mount Arlington mayor to a graduating high school senior, starting in 2018.

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Once again Mount Arlington is holding their Holiday Lights Decorating Contest, do you have what it takes to beat the winners from last year?

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More than just an article of clothing, your coat can open opportunities for someone who needs one.

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November is almost upon us and you know what that means....NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!!!! Join the Mt. Arlington F.O.P. in raising awareness and funding for cancer research.

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Donate to the LHF during the #GivingTuesday campaign before December 31, and you can help name the boat and even be one of the first on its maiden voyage.

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Anthony Bucco, Steven Oroho and Joe Pennacchio to establish the “Lake Hopatcong Fund” has passed the Senate Environment Committee. The bill still has a way to go to get through the legislative approval process, but this is excellent news.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is, once again, joining the Giving Tuesday campaign, a worldwide day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity. If we reach $5,000 this year it will be matched by a anonymous donor.

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Rewinding back to April 2017 we asked our over 30,000 readers to vote daily to help the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) win a $50,000 grant from the USA Today Network. You delivered the votes and as a result of your efforts Lake Hopatcong will have a floating classroom starting in the spring of 2018.

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Michael Wallace of Highland Lakes, NJ won the American Bass Anglers RAM American Fishing Tour, Division 10 Tournament held September 10th, 2017 on Lake Hopatcong.  

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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On the weekend of September 23 & 24 2017 the Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong will hold its Annual Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Lake Hopatcong.  

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A slice of Broadway occurs locally with the All Shook-Up Production (1 of 3)

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News had a chance this weekend to step behind the scenes in the development of this production, and we’re ready to release a series of three articles that will inform you on the Production, the big Talent behind the scenes, and finally a sneak peek of what you don’t want to miss as this slice of Broadway occurs in Hopatcong.

Article #1: The Production of “All Shook Up.”

The “All Shook Up“ musical premiered on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on March 2, 2005, and to keep the production true to life the Hopatcong Drama Club is using the original script as the basis for their play.

In the production, imagine an Elvis-type character (Chad the Roustabout) as he comes to a drab town and proceeds to shake up the town with his “wild” music, gyrating dance moves, and his cool motorcycle. The story is also loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and a book written by Joe DiPietro.

This production features Elvis music and scenes and takes you back in time to the 1960’s to understand what a change in environment this is for everyone as new music and behavior started to take place. Regardless of your age, this production appeals to all age groups due to the storyline, special effects and overall presentation, which means any age group will relate and enjoy the show.

How do High School Students become Broadway ready?

Practice, practice and even more practice: Since the start of this play, the students have put in over 200 hours, in live rehearsal and performance, not counting their personal time spent in learning their parts. So, with this great dedication, we bring you the following major actors within their roles.

Major (local) Stars producing Broadway Quality:

  • Devin Bellotti as Chad the Roustabout
  • Heather Sutton as Natalie
  • Tyler Turnage as Dennis
  • Cameron Dinulos as Sylvia
  • Kelly Nee as Lorraine
  • Dominic Solimando as Dean
  • Michael Umholtz as Jim Haller
  • Abby Dekker as Miss Sandra
  • Rhiannon Bender as Mayor Matilda
  • Kevin Gartley as Sheriff Earl.

Information on The production:

  • Location: Hopatcong High School Auditorium
  • Dates: March 30th – April 1st
    • (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) at 7:00 PM
    • April 2nd Sunday Matinee at 2:00 PM
  • Cost: Adults: $10.00 / Students and Seniors: $7.00

Upcoming Article #2: Producing Broadway Quality Productions: (Due March 26, 2017)

Watch for the second article in this series as we explore more of the talent behind the scenes from both the Teacher and Student aspect. As Hopatcong School District is lucky enough to have so many people, with many years in developing quality productions that equal a Broadway Experience for you.

Behind the Scenes Interviews for the Second Article:

You’ll be amazed at the talent and effort that has gone on behind the scenes, and how they focus this on a Student related project.

  • Producer and Director: Joe Ross
  • Lighting and Sound: Nicole Schwarz & Anthony
  • Chorus: Barbara Fersch
  • Technical Director is Mr. Michael Batche
  • Choreographer of Dance: Pat Wagner
  • Assistant Director and Choreographer of Stage Movement: Christina Ross
  • Dance Captain: Abby Dekker
  • Pit Band Conductor: Kurt Zimmermann
  • Plus... More behind the senes interviews and footage!

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