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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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Please pick-up a free snowman between Monday, Nov. 13th-and Nov. 21st, at borough hall.

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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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Morris County’s Open Space Trust Fund Committee today recommended funding six 2017 open space preservation projects at a cost of nearly $2.4 million and totaling 147 acres located in six Morris County towns to the Morris County Board of Freeholders.

 

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It will soon be that time of year again when children everywhere anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, and the Jefferson Township Recreation Department will help fulfill those dreams even before December 25th arrives!

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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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Calling all of the Clark Griswold's that live within the Roxbury Region, if you can see your lights how from outer-space, than maybe this contest is for you!

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Two Roxbury High School seniors will be joining the Rutgers’ Scarlet Knights next fall. A letter of intent/college commitment ceremony was held Wednesday morning for two athletic scholars, Andrew “Andy” Axelson and Matthew “Matt” Dancsecs. Coaches, teammates, and family members joined these athletes at their signing at the high school.

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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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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 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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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has received an incredible amount of support from our amazing lake community with voting campaigns for grant money.  So we’re giving this Storymakers 2017 grant from TechSoup a go and we need your help! 

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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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Cardio Kickboxing is Jefferson Rec’s new exercise class!

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is excited to add Cardio Kickboxing, a new adult exercise class, to its already established Yoga, CORE, and Zumba class schedules.

This winter session class will begin on Wednesday, January 18 starting at 7:30 until 8:15 pm and run for ten weeks in The Community Lodge at Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong. 

This high-energy class features cardio kickboxing combos and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes. It really is the ultimate cardio kickboxing party!  It’s also a great way to create a strong community of support, camaraderie, and fitness breakthroughs.

This class will be taught by Sarah (LoConte) Langan, a 31 health, fitness, and nutrition coach who is currently getting her certified personal trainer certificate. She is recently married, a fur mom, a full-time special education teacher in Paterson, and loves to craft and assist brides on their wedding day.  Born and raised in Jefferson, she is excited to give back to her community with sharing her love for fitness and wellness.

The winter session fee will be $35 per person with the session ending on Wednesday, March 22 with a make-up date of March 29 if needed. The minimum class size is 12 with a maximum class size of 30.  Participants should bring a bottle of water and a towel to each class.

Registration for this activity is online -- Jefferson Township Recreation is exclusively using an online registration system through Community Pass. If you or someone in your family already participated in any Fall 2016 or is currently enrolled in any Winter 2017 Recreation Department activity or program, you already have a Community Pass account. Do not create a new account but log on to http://www.communitypass.net using the community/organization  Jefferson Township, and just enter your log in and password. Then choose the Cardio Kickboxing activity under the season “Winter/Spring 2017”, register and pay the class fee.  If you forgot your log in or password, the system will allow you to recover your log in using your email address and reset your password. The Recreation Department can email you a temporary password.

If you’re new to the system, you will need to set up a Community Pass account.  Follow the prompts to set up a personal account in your name, register for the class you want, and pay for the activity.  You will automatically receive an email confirmation after you register and make your payment.

If you experience difficulty in setting up a new account online, you can log on to www.jeffersontownship.net, click on the “Form Center” link on the left side of the home page, and scroll down to the Recreation Department to find “Community Pass Online Registration Instructions” with step-by-step directions for Community Pass.  If you need assistance after following these detailed instructions, please contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404 x4 or cpunturieri@jeffersontownship.net for assistance.

Jefferson Recreation is no longer accepting paper registration forms so you will be using your personal Community Pass account to register yourself and family members for all activities including but not limited to exercise classes, Karate, Jefferson Striders, Mt. Creek Ski Club busing, golf lessons, Bowling, Cross Country, bus trips, as well as Teen Scene and Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp in 2017, so remember your log in and password.

We realize that some individuals may not own a computer or have Internet access.  If that is the case, please call the Recreation Department office at 973-663-8404 x4 or x5 for assistance.

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