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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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Hopatcong Little League – Opening Day is a Big Hit!

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While the day started out with a light drizzle, there was nothing but bright sunny skies at Opening Day for Hopatcong’s Little League teams.

Although Hopatcong Lake Regional News arrived 15 minutes after the event got underway, the crowd was already building with at least 300 kids, not including the parents and coaches. All were eagerly awaiting the first pitch that would signify the start the 2017 season.

This day, contrary to belief, was not the first time everyone had been together this season. In fact, these teams have been practicing indoors, and using batting cages to get ready for opening day, when Hopatcong deemed the fields to be ready, which occurred on April 17, 2017.

This year there are 16 teams that are proudly supported by several Hopatcong Businesses and Organizations (see listing at the bottom of the article.) Each team will play 2 games a week, with about three days of rest, for a total of 12 games during the regular season.

Opening Day - Means Hot Dogs!

Hot DogOf course opening day means Hot Dogs, and this day was no exception. The hot dogs were provided courtesy of Sabretti's Hot Dogs and Wild Game Sausages which, in speaking to Mr. Rohan H. Shetty, “We expect to go through 420 hot dogs today before the opening pitch.”

In order to understand how these Hot Dogs were rated, we checked with the local consumers, and based upon this interview (pictured right) it obviously was a big hit!

Throwing the Opening Day Pitch

Opening Day’s most memorable moment is the first pitch. This year, it was thrown out by Kevin Giordano who throw and excellent first pitch, and was backed up by Mr. Shetty, a key sponsor of the entire Little League Program.

The Unsung Heroes – In Action

Hopatcong Little League Unsung HerosEvery year there are countless people working behind the scenes to ensure a successful season. These hard workers are the main reason the community can enjoy a day like opening day, and they do all of this with little to no recognition. However, the Hopatcong Lake Regional News would like to recognize these people and their efforts. Thank you to all Coaches, Volunteers, Organizers, Parents, Grounds Personnel, as well as the supporting local Businesses, because without them events such as opening day would not be possible.

All Hopatcong Lake Regional News can say is... “Job well done on opening another successful season of America’s favorite pastime.”

2017 Teams and Sponsors:

Hopatcong Little League Teams

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