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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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Morris County 4H-Fair: 2017 on July 19-23 at Chubb Park in Chester Township

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4-H clover leaf logoThe annual Morris County 4-H Fair, a fun celebration of the work of 4-H youths from across Morris County, mixed in with a car and motorcycle show, hot air balloons, fireworks, and amusement rides and games, will kick off a five-day run on Wednesday, July 19 to Sunday, July 23 at Chubb Park in Chester Township.

A wide variety of family-friendly activities are planned, including pony and hay rides, petting zoos, watermelon eating and cake decorating and dress-a-pet contests, animal shows, archery, a tricky tray, and even “cow pie bingo’’ and “goat yoga,’’ to go with the live entertainment and delicious food.

photo of carnival ride featuring giant bears from 2016 fair

Scene from 2016 4-H Fair

“The 4-H Fair is a showcase of the wonderful achievements of 4-Hers from around the county. It is great opportunity for everyone to come out for wholesome family fun,” said Kathy Murarik, Morris County 4-H Program Associate.

“This is a great family friendly event that is centered around the hard work done by these great 4-H kids, who represent some of the best young people, and who are future leaders of their communities and our county,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Doug Cabana, who will participate in formal opening ceremonies at the fair this week.

“We invite all county residents, from the Hopatcong Lake Region, to visit the fair,’’ Cabana added.

photo of goat races at 2016 fair

Goat races at 2016 fair

There is no admission fee for the fair, but a parking donation of $5 per vehicle is requested. On Friday evening, in preparation for the fireworks, parking will be $10, which includes 3-D fireworks glasses.

A special $10 pay-one-price for all kiddie rides is scheduled for Friday, July 21, from 11a.m. until 1p.m., and a $25 pay-one-price for all amusement rides will be offered on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m..

For a full schedule of events, visit: http://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/Fair.html

:Morris County 4H-Fair: 2017 Version Set for JUly 19-23 at Chubb Park in Chester Township Morris County 4H-Fair: 2017 Version Set for JUly 19-23 at Chubb Park in Chester Township

Here are just a few highlights

  • Wednesday, July 19th
    • Fair open 6:00-10:00pm
    • Amusement rides, music, some food options
    • Chelsea Carlson and the student acapella group
  • Thursday, July 20th
    • Fair open 4:00-10:00pm
    • Opening ceremonies, talent show and egg judging
    • Amusement rides, music, food, and 4-H activities
  • Friday, July 21st
    • Fair open 10:00am-10:00pm
    • Community Blood Drive from 5:00-8:00pm (RSVP online)
    • Rizzo’s Reptiles, ask a vet, and cow pie bingo
    • Fireworks show in evening (rain date: Saturday)
      photo of hot rod car from previous fair

      Car and Motorcycle Show scheduled for Saturday, July 24

  • Saturday, July 22nd
  • Sunday, July 23rd
    • Fair open 10:00am-4:00pm
    • Open pet show, cake decorating, agility dog show
    • Amusement rides, music, food, and 4-H activities

Dogs may be brought to the fair, but they must be on a 6-foot leash.  Retractable leashes are not allowed in the park.

For more information about the 4H Fair, including the fair schedule, or about becoming a 4-H volunteer, visit the 4-H Fair website at http://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/Fair.html or call 973-285-8301.

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