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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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Jefferson Farmers' Market Kicks Off with Big Crowds

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The Hopatcong Lake Regional News was pleased to cover the opening of the Jefferson Township Farmers Market. Where the initial vendors worked hard to satisfy the big crowd that attended this opening event.

Jefferson Farmers MarketAfter the initial opening ceremonies, the Market got underway, as the vendors were busy in their effort to bring locally grown products to the residents which is a major portion of this Farmer's Market Mission Statement!

Watch the Video to the right to see the opening ceremonies and to hear the message from two of the Market Managers.

Pictures from the Event:

Initial Vendors:

As this Farmer’s Market kicks-off they have several vendors, with many more coming in the very near future. In addition, they are planning special community involvement, entertainment, and projects for the kids.

Feisty Pepper Garden Market:

While due to the cold spring that has delayed the growing season the Feisty Pepper will initially offer Vegetable Plants and Flowers at the Grand Opening, later expanding to their full assortment of fresh produce as the growing season catches up.

Olsen's Honey & Spice Farm:

This local vendor will be providing locally obtained fresh honey products.

Pickle Licious:

This favorite vendor of Farmer’s Markets that was “Voted Best Specialty Food shop 2016” will be offering a wide variety of Pickles, Olives, Relishes, and many other related items.

Corbett's Cookie Bar Kitchen:

Coming from Warwick, NY. where all baking is done on premise, as they offer artisan cookie bars, brownies, breakfast bars and granola bars. They make a variety of homemade marshmallows. They make their own low sugar, no preservative jams which they use in their products.

Throughout the season, they will be bringing to us, cold steeped iced coffee, herbal teas, fresh squeezed lemonade and homemade hot chocolate.

They carry over 35 cookie bar flavors: Caramel Apple Crumble, Banana Bread Breakfast, Key Lime. Berry Patch, Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter, Strawberry Rhubarb, S'mores, to name a few.

They also Carry Gluten Free varieties including Marvelous Maria, Lemon Almond, Almond Butter Chocolate Chip to name a few.

They will also be offering Coffee by the bag. Homemade Marshmallows in lots of flavors. Also, Drop Cookies in Coconut Cream and Chocolate Crinkle, Raisin Oatmeal flavors.

Escentually Natural:

Features Lip Balms, Muscle Rubs, Lotions, Facial Creams and Scrubs, Bath Fizz, Body Spritz, Essential Oil Rollers, Body Scrubs, Soaps and more.

These products are made in small batches from 100% Therapeutic Grade essential oils, and Botanicals grown in her own New Jersey backyard.

Sparta Mountain Farms:

Will provide the most delicious Jams, Jellies, Salsas and sell Farm Fresh Eggs.

Jefferson Township Farmers Market:

Dates: June 4th to Oct 29th, 2017 (Rain or shine)

Times: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location:     Jefferson Township Municipal Building

                    1033 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong NJ

The three Market Managers who will be onsite to assist both the vendors and the public are:

1.Vicki Burke

2.Tom Galfo from the Feisty Pepper Garden Market, Galfo Farms & Saw Mill

3.Bob Ricadela from Sparta Mountain Farms

Mission of the Jefferson Township Farmers Market, LLC

Both Vicki and Tom were very clear about the mission of the Farmer’s market. “This is all about promoting local businesses and to bring the freshest most wholesome products possible to our residents. We’re going to start small and add as necessary.”

“This summer, we are also working on plans to have special activities for the Kids, we'll also have Local artists providing background music and many other very special events, which everyone can follow on our Facebook page.” Shared Vicki and Tom.

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