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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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YOUTH FISHING DERBY - Jefferson Fest - Food Truck Festival, Concert, and Fireworks

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On July 8, 2017 Trout Unlimited Fred S Burroughs/North Jersey Chapter will again be hosting the annual youth fishing derby in conjunction with Jefferson Township's "Jefferson Fest - Food Truck Festival, Concert, and Fireworks", formerly known as "Jefferson Day".

All kids under 15 are welcome to participate, and entry is free. You do not need to be a Jefferson resident to fish the derby. Hours for the derby are 1-3 PM on Saturday at the Weldon Road Fishing Education Pond which is directly across the road from the Jefferson High School on Weldon Road. 

Registration for the event starts at 12 noon. Kids must supply their own gear, tackle and bait. Catch and release will be enforced by our volunteers who will measure and record each fish caught during the derby. We average between 110 and 175 kids each year at this derby and they have a lot of fun! As in prior years, the NJ State Fish Hatchery in Hackettstown again has offered to stock the pond with a variety of fish prior to the event.

According to County Park and Jefferson Twp. Recreation Dept. rules, only registered kids may fish this pond and adults only if they are assisting a registered participant on derby day. No adults can fish the pond at all until after the derby is over (3 PM) and nobody can fish prior to the derby, not even the kids.

Thank you to Ramsey Outdoor store in Ledgewood for their (annual) generous support in form of a portion of our prizes. Every kid that participates will take home at least a fishing lure with chances at rods, reels, tackle boxes and nets. In each age category, winners usually receive a rod, reel and tackle box while second places gets a rod and reel. Biggest fish regardless of age group wins a fly rod and reel outfit. 
This year the costs for this event are borne entirely by Trout Unlimited. While entry is free, cash donations at registration or during the event to cover some of the costs will be appreciated.

The event will take place rain or shine.

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