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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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Whenever you purchase a Medium Utility Tote for $35 Project graduation will earn $12!

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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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Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse at 162 Milton Road will be transformed into The Village Marketplace with 18 arts, crafts, and merchandise vendors during The Jefferson Arts Committee’s 12th annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Located in the historically designated Village of Milton in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township, admission is free as is parking.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 winter season of its successful Challenger Basketball and Gym Activities program for special needs children. 

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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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Roxbury High School saw two senior athletes, Andy Axelson and Matt Dancsecs, commit to the Scarlet Knights last week for baseball and lacrosse. Two more Gaels, Tyler McDonald and Michael Christiansen, followed suit in signing letters of intent last Wednesday.

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Kids in grades 3-5 joined Robert Capra and a few other Roxbury staff members for a sports and games fundraiser on Thursday evening, November 9th at Eisenhower Middle School to support Matt Adonis as part of  “Face-Off with Team Matt”.

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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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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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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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On Monday, November 13th, Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro will present the 2017 Lake Hopatcong water quality monitoring results at the Lake Hopatcong Commission meeting.  The open public meeting begins at 7pm at the Mount Arlington Civic Center, 7 Fern Road.

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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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July 8 Should Be on Your Calendar for Jefferson Fest - fireworks and more!

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The Township of Jefferson and the Jefferson Arts Committee are thrilled to remind you that Saturday, July 8th will usher in a new era in Jefferson Township as the 30 year old Jefferson Township Day event becomes the new Jefferson Fest – Food Truck Festival, Concert, and Fireworks celebration on the fields of the Jefferson Township High School at 1010 Weldon Road, Milton/Oak Ridge.

Overview of Events:

  • FREE Parking & FREE Admission to the Jefferson Township
  • High School Fields, 1010 Weldon Road, Milton/Oak Ridge, NJ
  • YOUTH FISHING DERBY – Sponsored by Trout Unlimited Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Chapter–Weldon Road Fishing Education Pond – from 1-3 pm for children up to 15
  • IRISH ROAD BOWLING TOURNAMENT – Wiegand Farms, Catholic Charities Way – 3 pm – pre-registration required (form available at www.jeffersonarts.org)
  • DJ EARL - SOUND SOLUTIONS – JTHS fields - Music & kids’ activities - 5 to 7 pm
  • BOUNCE AROUND– JTHS fields – 25’ Climbing Wall (nominal fee) – 5:30 to 7 pm
  • FABULOUS FOOD TRUCKS – JTHS fields -- 5:30 to 10 pm – Cheezen, Surf & Turf,
  • Empanada Guys, Jersey Johnny’s, The French Quarter, Oink and Moo, Maddalena’s Cheesecake, and Jumbo Jr. Ice Cream
  • "THE BRITISH INVASION YEARS" CONCERT –Main Stage–JTHS fields - 7:15
  • 50/50 RAFFLE DRAWING – Main Stage - JTHS Fields -- 9:20 pm
  • FANTASTIC AERIAL FIREWORKS – Interstate Fireworks - JTHS Fields - 9:30 pm

Event Details:

The event begins with Trout Unlimited Fred S Burroughs/North Jersey Chapter hosting their annual Youth Fishing Derby for all kids under 15, and entry is free. Registration starts at 12 noon at the Weldon Road Fishing Education Pond which is directly across the road from the Jefferson Township High School on Weldon Road. The hours for the derby are 1-3 pm, and kids must supply their own gear, tackle and bait. Catch and release will be enforced, and prizes will be awarded.

Again continuing a long standing event, the Jefferson Arts Committee will sponsor its 13th annual Irish Road Bowling tournament beginning at 3 pm.  The alley is Catholic Charities Way off Weldon Road, the home of Wiegand Farms at the Department for Persons with Disabilities facility.  While the ball used is small, black and dense about the size of a baseball,  it’s six times as heavy weighing 1 lb. 12 oz.  The bowler is allowed to throw it however he/she sees fit, but the most common approach is basically an underhand fast-pitch softball throw with a running start.  Which team will complete the course and emerge as this year’s winner?

Then it’s time to head up to the high school field because the new Jefferson Fest celebration officially begins with DJ Earl Heller of Sound Solutions Entertainment getting the celebration going starting at 5 pm.

While DJ Earl is entertaining the crowd and amusing the children, a variety of food trucks will be opening up on site at 5:30 pm offering some delectable menus for your eating pleasure.  There’ll be Cheezen, Surf & Turf, Empanada Guys, Jersey Johnny’s, The French Quarter, Oink and Moo, Jumbo Jr. Ice Cream, and Maddalena’s Cheesecake!  So be sure to bring a chair or blanket and find a place on the field to be comfortable while you eat, listen to DJ Earl, and have fun with family and friends eagerly waiting for the concert and the fireworks to begin.

Bounce Around will be onsite with a 25’ climbing rock wall for everyone to enjoy (there will be a nominal fee to climb) from 5:30 to 9:30 pm.  Climbers will be fitted with a safety harness and attempt to climb to the very top – suitable for all age groups, no experience necessary except wanting to have a good time and try something new.

Soon enough, its time to sit back to enjoy The British Invasion Years when these performers take the main stage on the field at 7:15 pm for a two-hour live concert.  This dynamic band will take you on a musical journey through the 60’s iconic British band era, then the American musical response of memorable hits by celebrated artists of that period, and conclude with an extraordinary note-for-note finale with music from the one and only four lads who started it all – The Beatles.  Check them out at https://www.britishinvasionyears.com

The Jefferson Arts Committee will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets for the drawing that will be held at 9:20 pm, and those food trucks will continue offering delicious food items and refreshments throughout the evening.

Then raise your eyes to the sky for one of the most spectacular aerial fireworks displays you may ever see staged and choreographed by Interstate Fireworks, the same company that has been presenting their fantastic show in Jefferson Township for over two decades.

There’s free admission and free parking including handicapped parking throughout the event.  ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol, NO smoking, NO drugs, NO fireworks, NO bicycles, NO pets or animals of any kind, NO large coolers, NO backpacks, NO drones on the JTHS field.  Bring a lawn chair/blanket for your comfort.

For information, log on to www.jeffersonarts.org, email artscommittee@jeffersonarts.org, find Jefferson Arts Committee on FACEBOOK, or call 973-697-2032 or 973-697-3828.             

            Jefferson Fest 2017 will be a day and an evening to remember!

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