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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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HBO, PBS feature the Ringling-North circus coming to Jefferson Township

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Kelly Miller Circus coming to Jefferson Township fills void left by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. John Ringling North II, was born into the most famous of the circus families. He is trending online, on HBO and on PBS specials and he owns the Kelly Miller Circus.

John Ringling North II is dedicated to filling the void left by the closing of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, he will lead his circus through Ohio into Pennsylvania and on to Maryland - and that is just in the next few days. In all the Kelly Miller Circus will travel more than 10,000 miles to 18 states presenting live arts and entertainment to rural America from Oklahoma and Missouri to Massachusetts and New Jersey and back again.

Jefferson Mayor presenting "Key to the City" to great nephew of the famous Ringling brothers

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the 4:30 PM performance of Kelly Miller Circus. Mayor Russell W. Felter presents John Ringling North II, great nephew of the famous Ringling brothers, with the "key to the city" when his circus comes to Jefferson. Jefferson was home to Alfred T. Ringling, one of the famous Ringling brothers, and his original 1916 mansion still stands to this day and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

And the world is watching.

HBO’s Emmy-nominated Vice News Tonight aired a documentary-style report this week about Ringling-North noting that the end of the giant circus isn’t the end of the road for the circus. The Vice crew met Ringling-North on the road in Ohio. Millions of viewers watched as Ringling-North called himself lucky to own the Kelly Miller Circus.

The report can be seen on the web at https://news.vice.com A Ringling Bros Relative is Keeping the American Circus Alive.

Aired on PBS, OETA, RFD-TV, local cable stations, and in Europe on the Global Broadcasting Network, Oklahoma Horizon met the circus on the road near its winter home in Hugo, Okla. Millions more watched as Ringling-North joked that when the Kelly Miller Circus went up for sale in 2006 he thought about it a full 20 minutes before deciding to buy it.

The story can be watched online at oklahomahorizon.com. The Kelly Miller Circus is 2017 show #1719 Under the Big Top.

The two TV shows remind viewers of centuries-old history of the circus and the historical impact made by the 79 year-old Kelly Miller Circus. The show Ringling-North produced for this year is a tribute to his family, the founding of the Ringling Bros. Circus in 1884 and the future of the circus.

Whether it is on HBO’s Vice presenting a “unique perspective to events shaping the future” or on Oklahoma Horizons that focuses worldwide on those who contribute to “economic success and quality of life” or ringside at his circus Ringling-North knows without a doubt that the show must go on, elephants and all.

Go to kellymillercircus.com to see the show schedule, the local nonprofit groups the circus helps and more.

About the Kelly Miller Circus

The Kelly Miller Circus has entertained millions of American and Canadian citizens establishing itself in the historical fabric of the American Tented Circus. It has been honored as America’s 2nd largest Big Top show and “America’s “One Ring Wonder.” Owned by John Ringling North II, he maintains high standards in all aspects from the grounds to the highest point of the Big Top. Those high standards, world-class entertainment and contributing to the economy in each community in which it performs, the Kelly Miller Circus is welcomed back year after year. The Kelly Miller Circus will celebrate its 80th year in 2018.

 

About John Ringling North II

John Ringling“Keeping the past, performing today and exploring the future” is more than a catchphrase for John Ringling North II. He lives the motto as a direct descendant of the famous Ringling Brothers who were his great uncles and his grandmother, their only sister. Born into this most famous of circus families, John grew up on the “Greatest Show on Earth” and learned circus operation from his father Henry Ringling North, and Uncle John Ringling North. His purchase of the Kelly Miller Circus 10 years ago was celebrated by circus critics. Ringling-North is dedicated to making the circus appealing to all ages while honoring the nation’s 300 plus years of circus history.

 

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