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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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Jefferson Day modified into Food Truck Festival, Concert, and Fireworks

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Change leads to a new beginning for annual Jefferson Township celebration - Jefferson Arts Committee confident that it is the right decision.

The annual Jefferson Township Day event celebrated its 30th anniversary this past July. However, over the past several years, dwindling daytime attendance has been obvious and an increasing lack of volunteers to execute a morning to night event has been evident. It was time for a difficult decision to be made so the Chairman of Jefferson Township Day John Focacci and the Jefferson Arts Committee (JAC) President Carol Punturieri had a long conversation with Mayor Russ Felter.

Everyone agreed that the final decision would be that the celebration would definitely continue but in a modified and new exciting format this coming summer. It is the hope of the Jefferson Arts Committee (JAC) that the community will welcome and support the new plan as it is implemented on Saturday, July 8.

The JAC is very happy to announce that with the cooperation of the Township of Jefferson’s Administration and Council, the event will be renamed The Jefferson Township Food Truck Festival, Concert, and Fireworks, the entire event will be free with no admission or parking fees, and it will take place on the Jefferson Township High School fields located at 1010 Weldon Road in Milton/Oak Ridge as it has for three decades.

The day will start off in the afternoon as F.S. Burroughs/North Jersey Trout Unlimited returns to conduct the always popular Children’s Fishing Contest at the Weldon Road Fishing Education Pond on Weldon Road, across the street from the high school. It will be a free event – details TBA.

The JAC will host the 12th annual Irish Road Bowling Contest on Catholic Charities Way off Weldon Road in Oak Ridge at the Weigand Farms – Department of Persons with Disabilities site – details TBA.

The main celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m., and attendees should bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets as six specialty food trucks and two dessert trucks open up for your business. They will be offering a delectable array of culinary items to satisfy everyone’s taste buds and will remain open for business throughout the evening - details TBA as contracts are finalized.

To entertain you while you get settled for the evening’s events and enjoy your food truck dinner, DJ Earl Heller of Sound Solutions will be playing some great music.

The JAC will conduct an off-premise 50/50 raffle selling tickets in advance beginning in May and continue to sell raffle tickets to approximately 9 pm on the night of the event, July 8. The winning ticket will be drawn that evening.

There will be a dynamic evening concert starting at 7:15 pm featuring The British Invasion Years performing a three-part performance: classic songs by iconic 60’s British groups, the American musical response with memorable hits by celebrated artists, and concluding with the 60’s era retrospective note for note finale from the four lads who started it all – The Beatles. More information TBA.

As the food and dessert trucks will still be open, grab the dinner that you didn't have earlier, a snack, dessert, or some refreshments and sit back as the JAC will bring back the fantastic and renowned aerial fireworks display produced by Interstate Fireworks that Jefferson has enjoyed and loved over the past 30 years. Look to the skies as the show begins at 9:30 pm.

Keep informed of all the details as they unfold for the 2017 Food Truck Festival, Concert, and Fireworks event on www.jeffersonarts.org and the following web based news vehicles -- www.thejeffersonchronicle.net, www.mylakenews.com, www.jefftwp.org (Virtual Backpack link), www.jeffersontownship.net (Events), and other area publications and be sure to check the Jefferson Arts Committee’s Facebook page as well. For information call 973-697-2032 or 973-697-3828 or email artscommittee@jeffersonarts.org

Mark Saturday, July 8 on your calendar now!

While transitions such as this are never easy, the JAC is confident that it is the right decision, one that will breathe new life into this annual celebration, and that change will lead to a new beginning.

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