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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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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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