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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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Rain doesn’t slow down the Dylan’s Dinosaur Stomp – Record Attendance in 2017

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Rain doesn’t slow down Dinosaurs who want to Stomp for a good cause! As today’s sixth annual Dinosaur Stomp 5k Walk/Run got underway with record attendance of well over 500 participants, with what everyone called “Liquid Sunshine.”

Winner of the Dinosaur Stomp

Winner 2017Mark Minereini from Hopatcong won the race with a time of 19:12. During our post race interview we found that Mark has been racing for the Dylan Foundation since the beginning six years ago. While coming off a personal injury, he was still able to capture the winning time of an average of 3.8 minutes per mile. Note that he was only off the current world record by about 1 minute.

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Pictures from the Event!

Supporting the Dylan’s Dinosaur Stomp Cause:

Participants that came out today, were there to support Dylan (age 8) who is suffering from Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD). The funds raised during this event will help support the Dylan Flinchum "Rock On!" Foundation, which was established to help support their beautiful eight-year old son, Dylan.

Futhermore, Sabretti's Hot Dogs and Wild Game Sauages a key vendor for the event donated 100% of all monies collected from over 200 hotdogs served (including tips) to the Dylan Flinchum "Rock On!" Foundation.

Help from the Hero Boys

The Hero Boys which is a Run Club designed for grades 3rd -5th boys, came out in record numbers to support the cause, as over 80 runners participated from Hopatcong and the surrounding towns. These running clubs are designed to help boys learn to run, challenge themselves and set goals. One of the Hero Boys finished in the top 10, which is exceptional for a 4th grader.

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Winning Hero Boy Story

Hero WinnerThe winning time from the Hero Boys (Shawn) was a little over 24 minutes, which shows the level of training that Hero Boys go through as this fourth grader finished the race well ahead of most people twice his size. Special thanks to the Hero Boys and their Coaches that helped support this event!

 

 

Last Minute Assistance from Hopatcong Fire Department

As the weather prediction for the race day turned from bad to worse, the Hopatcong Fire Department stepped in offer Firehouse #3 to help house the after-race festivities. According to the Dylan Flinchum "Rock On!" Foundation, the Chief (Steve Kusivic) went out of his way to assist us in any way possible, which really helped save the after race activates, and to give everyone a place to dry off after the race.

Official USATF Certified and Sanctioned GRAND PRIX event

In addition, this year’s the Dinosaur Stomp used the Rock Race Timing for official time keeping and posted race results. Medals were awarded to the top (timed) runners in 10-year age groups. This race was a USATF Certified and Sanctioned GRAND PRIX event, so completive runners participated in the event!

Watch for future Events

No need to wait until 2018 for the next Dylan Flinchum "Rock On!" Foundation event, as they have several exciting events coming up later this year, in which the Hopatcong Lake Regional News will announce ahead of time so you can help support this important foundation and Dylan.

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