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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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The Jefferson Arts Committee is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2017 FREE Summer Gazebo concert series on Friday evenings at 7 pm at the Jefferson Township Gazebo.  The beautiful Victorian gazebo is located in the Jefferson Township Municipal complex at 1033 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge, NJ.

Jefferson ConcertFriday, June 30, 2017     

The JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CONCERT & JAZZ BANDS: The Community Band will present a wonderful repertoire of popular favorites including the classics, Broadway musicals, standard marches, and patriotic salutes performed by talented local musicians under the direction of Peter Tummillo. Also performing will be the energizing jazz band ensemble also directed by Pete Tummillo.  www.jeffersonarts.org

Friday, July 7, 2017         

NO CONCERT DUE TO JEFFERSON FEST: FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL, CONCERT & FIREWORKS ON 7/8/17

Tequil RoseFriday, July 14, 2017         

TEQUILA ROSE has become one of NJ’s hottest “New Country” bands by mixing the best of today’s country music with classic country hits of the past and sprinkling in a little rock and roll as well as southern rock.  Known for their 3-part harmonies, they have kept crowds singing and dancing at Big John’s Pub, The Landslide Saloon, and many of the area’s summer fairs and festivals.  Log on to www.tequilaroseband.com for a preview!

Swing BandFriday, July 21, 2017           

RICHARD REITER SWING BAND performs familiar standards from the swing era.  Repertoire includes Our Love is Here to Stay, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Jump Jive an' Wail.  Reiter, an Emmy Award winning composer, has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, PBS, in Bob Fosse's Broadway musical "Dancin," and back- up for Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Cher, The Temptations, and The Supremes.  http://www.richardreiter.com/swing.html

Friday, July  28, 2017     

ReminisceREMINISCE is 10-piece band who will bring you back to the 50’s and early 60’s with the memorable music of that time – In the Still of the Night, Shout  and songs by The Platters, The Flamingoes, the Sherells, Dion and the Bellmonts just to name a few.  Known for displaying showmanship and interaction with the audience, it will be a night to remember!  http://www.reminisceband.com/ReminiscePublic/Home.html

SymphonicsFriday, August 4, 2017   

SYMPHONICS  is a 4-5 piece band who performs a variety of music from the 1940's thru today including Big Band, Motown, Oldies, Swing, Show Tunes, and Ballroom.  They have extensive musical backgrounds spanning several decades; and as they are old friends and singing buddies, they let their audience experience the original spirit, craftsmanship and exuberance of the vocal group art form. Visit www.thesymphonics.com

South Street StationFriday, August 11, 2017

SOUTH STREET STATION, a 4-man band from the New York tri-state area, they perform a mix of pop hits, R&B, rock, and a dash of country and they enjoy combining different styles of music.  They are seasoned veterans in the music industry and have played at many area venues including the Mason Jar in  Mahwah and Pavinci’s Italian Grill in Hopatcong. www.southstreetstationband.com 

Carnaby StreetFriday, August 18, 2017            

CARNABY STREET takes their listeners on a musical experience and breathe new life into the songs that are the cornerstones for popular music’s favorite era: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees,  and The Hollies to Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, The Byrds and One-hit-Wonders of the time.  http://www.carnabystreetband.net

FAB ForwardFriday, August 26, 2016     

FAB FORWARD  pays tribute to the hits of The Beatles' members when they became solo artists.  McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr racked up more than 15 number one hits and many more top-40 hits -- Band on the Run, Jet, Live and Let Die, Silly Love Songs, My Sweet Lord, It Don't Come Easy, etc.  Each FabForward member vocally represents one of the former Beatles in addition to a talented female bassist.   http://www.fabforwardband.com/home.html

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Bring along a blanket/chair for your comfort, non-alcoholic beverages, picnic dinners and snacks are permitted on the grounds unless the concerts are moved indoors due to weather conditions.  Attendees are asked to take their refuse with them when they leave.  Dancing and singing along is always encouraged on the brick extension or the grass!  Free-will donations are greatly appreciated to help fund future concerts.

All concerts are relocated to the Jefferson Township Middle School Gym, 1000 Weldon Road, Milton/Oak Ridge in the event of inclement weather.  Folding chairs will be set up on the gym floor for your comfort as no personal chairs will be allowed.  You can call 973-697-2032 or 973-697-3828 for updates as to weather conditions and relocation of a concert.

Find the Jefferson Arts Committee at www.jeffersonarts.org and on Facebook.

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