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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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Jefferson Rec brings back spring track for a 10th season!

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the 10th season is offering the program to children in Kindergarten through 8th grades during its 2017 season. 

The program will again be part of the Lakeland Junior Track, and Field League established in 1973 and competed against the Denville, Rockaway, Mountain Lakes, Roxbury, and Hopatcong recreation leagues.

Boys and girls are invited to register for this program, which will provide a great opportunity for them, giving them the experience needed if they want to pursue track opportunities in the future on high school teams. 

Weather permitting:

  • Kindergarten thru 2nd-grade program will start at 6 pm on Wednesday, March 22 at the Jefferson Township High School Track, 1010 Weldon Road in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of the township.
  • 3rd thru 8th-grade program will start at 6 pm on Tuesday, March 21. 

The participation fee will be $100 per student at all levels, and each participant will get a team T-shirt.

Please be advised that there has been a significant increase in the cost of maintaining the spring track program which is reflected in this year’s registration fees. When spring track first began many years ago, fees were based on a program that had volunteer coaches. For the last few years, we have been paying our coaches in order to maintain a quality track and field experience but did not raise the fees to accommodate these expenses. This year, the spring track and field registration fee will partially offset the cost of paid coaches.

Return of some phenomenal coaches!

The 2017 season will see the return of some phenomenal coaches that had run the program in the past. The Kindergarten-2nd grade program will once again enjoy a fun-filled season under the direction of Head Coaches Cheryl Heller and Ken Westburg. The 3rd-8th grade program will be reunited with Head Coaches Sue and James Hannon.

Practices will be held on Wednesdays for the Kindergarten-2ndgraders and Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 3rd-8th graders starting at 6 PM.  The events for the Instructional League for kindergarteners through 2nd graders will include 50 meters, 200 meters, 800 meters, relay, and long jump with meets held on Fridays. Parental help is mandatory at this level and necessary to continue the program. 

The events for the 3rd-8th  graders will include 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, mile, shot put, long jump, and 4x100 relays with meets held on Sundays, and parental volunteers are definitely needed to continue the program.  

Questions?

If you have any specific questions or would like to volunteer to assist with team activities (must be 18 years of age or older), you can contact Carol in the Recreation Department at 973-663-8404 or email cpunturieri@jeffersontownship.net  Registration is strictly online through https://register.communitypass.net/reg/index.cfm  

If you already have a Community Pass account, enter your log in and password, choose EITHER “Jefferson Striders Spring Track Kindergarten to 2nd Grade” OR “Jefferson Striders Spring Track 3rd to 8th Graders” under the season “Winter/Spring  2017” and register your child and pay the activity fee.  If you forgot your log in or password, the system will allow you to recover using your email address and reset your password or call the Recreation Department for a temporary password.

If you need to set up a Community Pass account, a parent can follow the prompts to set up a personal family account in his/her name as an adult; and then add the child to the account, register the child, and pay for this activity.  You will automatically receive an email confirmation after you register and make your payment.

If you experience difficulty in setting up an account, 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.  If you need further assistance, please contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404 x4 or cpunturieri@jeffersontownship.net for assistance.

Registrations received after March 17 will incur a $20 late fee charge for a total fee of $120 per child.

 

 

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