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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 Department is again sponsoring a school-based 6-week after –school ski/snowboard program at Mountain Creek in Vernon for Jefferson Township students in grades 3 to 12 as well as for family and friends.    

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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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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 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 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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It’s the final countdown…. Weather is going to be gorgeous for this Sunday’s 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Foundation Lake Loop. You have until midnight on Friday, September 22 to register for $45. If you wait till Sunday, the registration fee is $65. 

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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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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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