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The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Sussex County Division of Senior Services, and the Veterans Committee cordially invite you to attend the 17th Annual Salute to Military Veterans Event.

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The 8th annual Sussex County Harvest, Honey and Garlic Festival will be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, on October 7th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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The Hopatcong Creative Arts Council in partnership with Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is once again presenting the hugely popular and delicious Apple Pie & Art event on Saturday, September 30th from 11a-4p at Hopatcong High School (HHS).

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As a special appreciation event for our community, Hopatcong Dental Associates is sponsoring a very special day at the Hopatcong Farmers Market on October 1, 2017, which will feature a Free Cookout Lunch for all attendees!

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is again sponsoring a school-based 6-week after –school ski/snowboard program at Mountain Creek in Vernon for Jefferson Township students in grades 3 to 12 as well as for family and friends.    

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The Jefferson Township Recreation is accepting online registrations for the 10th Fall season of the Challenger Soccer Program for special needs children. Boys and girls age 5 – 18 (or the completion of high school) with physical or mental challenges are invited to join this program.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is partnering with Sparta Lanes to provide another fall bowling program for Jefferson Township students in Kindergarten (5 year olds) through 12th graders. 

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The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will participate in the 8th Annual Pathways of History Tour of Historic Places in Morris County. 

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The Roxbury Board of Education held its September Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 18th in the Lincoln/Roosevelt Auditorium.

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The RHS Band Parents Association to collect donations to be sent to the Rockport-Fulton, TX, HS Marching Pirates who Lost Everything in Harvey

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For over a century, Roxbury High School graduates have answered our nation’s call to defend our freedom, to aid our friends and allies, and to turn back aggressors. Numerous young men and women have traded in the navy blue and gold of the Gaels for the colors of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. They have brought honor and distinction upon themselves and made their school, community, and nation proud.  

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Fourteen Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned for the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division High School Honors Choir. This prestigious ensemble is comprised of the top singers in the northeastern part of the United States. 

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The veteran Mount Arlington police officer died in a motor vehicle crash while on duty shortly after midnight in October 2011 — hit by a driver suspected of being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.

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The Project Lifesaver program has been implemented by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to provide enhanced support and assistance to Morris County residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children afflicted with Down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive impairments.

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The Borough of Mt Arlington’s goal is to provide you with premier water service. As part of this commitment, we will be flushing fire hydrants and water mains starting the week of 8/7/17 (Excluding Landing Area and Seasons Glen). The result will improve your service, reliability and water quality.

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The Golden Pineapple is your destination for unique gifts, home accents, jewelry and accessories plus a new selection of stylish “Lake Living” items!

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It’s the final countdown…. Weather is going to be gorgeous for this Sunday’s 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Foundation Lake Loop. You have until midnight on Friday, September 22 to register for $45. If you wait till Sunday, the registration fee is $65. 

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The state DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife plans to stock more than 20,000 trout in the state’s major trout waters, including a host of waters in Morris County and Northwest Jersey in early October. The fish will be stocked from the Pequest Trout Hatchery from Oct. 10-18, to offer some excellent fall fishing opportunities.

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One of the most major events for this weekend is the 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) Lake Loop, the forecast is for great sunny day, so get off the couch and help support the lake!

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The NJ State Championship Power Boat Races are Celebrating 50 years by returning to Lake Hopatcong for 2017. As they come, they are bringing the very best of boat racing, and exciting opportunity for our local community!

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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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