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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 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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Jefferson Township Police Officer of the month for September goes to Detective Justin Gjelsvik. Detective Gjelsvik has been a township resident since 1976.

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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 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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Mount Arlington has announced the date for the fifth annual Youth Sand Castle Building Contest as August 3rd 2017. Which in the past has always been a very serious competition for youth residents age 5 – 14.

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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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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is bringing back the regional favorite cycling event of a 20, 40 or 62 mile bike ride around Lake Hopatcong and beyond. To gather the behind the scenes information we spoke to Doug Palen and Walter Wurster the two key volunteers that run the Cycling Event.

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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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Jefferson’s highly anticipated “The Carnival” – Set up and ready for your Attendance!

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The Hopatcong Lake Regional News got an early review of the Jefferson “The Carnival” after everything was set-up today, and we can tell you that tonight’s opening is going to be phenomenal!

Regardless of your age, or level of desired entertainment the Jefferson Carnival will exceed your expectations!

The Team behind the Scenes:

This annual event is once again driven by the joint efforts of the Jefferson High School and Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA or PTA for short) groups.

In speaking to Eric Wilsusen the President of the High School PTA, “We really enjoy bringing this event back to the community each year, as it very popular (attended by 300 – 500 people each night), and serves as the major fund raiser for the joint PTA groups each year. With the assistance of my co-chair Dina Troha and everyone else, here is an overview of what we have planned for this year.”

Event Details:

  • Jefferson Middle School
  • Dates: Tonight – June 3
  • Times: 6:00 – 10:00 PM Each Night
  • No Admission Cost

Unlimited Rides Wrist Bands:

  • $30.00 At the Door
  • Otherwise rides are ticket based

What to Expect:

  • Great Midway Rides
  • Kiddy Rides
  • 15 Games to test your Skill
  • Face Painter
  • Other Carnival related Vendors
  • Cotton Candy, Candy Apples, Pop Corn, Italian Ice, Ice Cold Refreshments

Food Vendors:

Vice President of the PTSA Vicki Burke has been working hard on Multiple Food Vendors for the event.  Here is the list of options:

Lydia’s: Serving Susage, Cheesesteak, Italian Hot Dogs, French Fries, Chicken Fingers, Mozzarella Sticks, Fried Shrimp, Zepole, Funnel Cake, Fried Oreos, Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers

Sue’s House of Fudge: serving many flavors of homemade fudge

Sabretti’s Hot Dogs: Wild Game Sausage, serving their world famous Hot Dogs and Pickles on a Stick,

Benji’s Taqueria Mexican Grill:  serving authentic Mexican tacos and more, and

Other Activities:

  • Thursday:  Falcon Pride Night – Wear Blue & Gold –Purchase Falcon Wear
  • Friday:  Teen Scene Night
  • 50/50:  A Winner Every Night!  Winners called at 9:30 p.m.
  • NEW Merchant’s Corner:  Selected vendors and crafters to enhance your carnival experience PTSA

Recommendations:

  • Families with smaller children should come on Wednesday or Thursday when the Carnival is not as busy
  • There are height requirements on the different rides, so please check the different rides before standing in line.
  • Major Rides are at least 36” to 44”
  • Kiddy Rides are at least 36”

This is the only Carnival that occurs within our Lake Region, so make sure you don’t miss this great event!

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