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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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Event Flyer Locations:

Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix for 2016

Lake Information

Offshore-style powerboat racing is in Lake Hopatcong. Some 30 plus boats are expected to compete in up to 10 categories in the Offshore Powerboat Association event, to be run at the Lake Forest Yacht Club.

This venue starts at one of the best bars on the lake called Mason Street Pub, where you will get to meet the racing teams in person.

Mason Street Pub
Afterwards, the race takes place at the prestigious Lake Forest Yacht club, which has ample parking, and long sandy beach, and will provide a good view of the races for everyone.
Lake ForestThe less than 3 mile course will be arena style and fans will be able to see the entire racing from shore. Offshore racing had been a fixture at the Shore in past years, and fans remember the Benihana Grand Prix run at Point Pleasant Beach. The Lake Hopatcong event will launch the OPA season. Lake Hopatcong has traditionally hosted smaller hydroplane races in the past, but the offshore-style craft are newcomers to the waterway, which spans the Morris-Sussex county border. The boats carry a driver, who steers, and a throttleman, who deftly adjusts the throttles as the boat leaps out and re-enters the water so the engines don’t over-rev and the boat goes at maximum speed. The speed and excitement fuel passionate participants. The experience is incredible.



Friday, September 23, 2016


All Day

Arrival of Race Boats - Race Village - Lake Forest Yacht Club (35 Yacht Club Dr, Lake Hopatcong, NJ)


Crane Area - Lake Forest Yacht Club

Ramp Area - Lake Forest Yacht Club


​Wet Pits - Lake Forest Yacht Club


Dry Pits - Lake Forest Yacht Club


Wash Down Area - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Racer Meet & Greet - Mason Street Pub (24 Mason St, Lake Hopatcong, NJ)


​Saturday, September 24, 2016



Race Village open to the pubic



Swim/Dunker Testing - TBA




Racer Breakfast - Charley's Tavern (57 NJ-181, Lake Hopatcong)

Racers Meeting- Lake Forest Yacht Club






Racer Registration - Lake Forest Yacht Club
Complimentary Racer Breakfast - Charley's Tavern (57 NJ-181, Lake Hopatcong, NJ)

Race Boat Inspections - Race Village​​



​Race Control Operational​





GPS Registration - GPS Trailer in Race Village

Crane & Ramp Operational​​​

Race Boat testing​​



Volunteer Meeting - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Racer Meet & Greet - Lake Forest Yacht Club


Sunday, September 25, 2016



Race Village open



Team Physicals - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Course Buoys setup



Race Control Operational



Racer Meeting - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Medical and Dive team briefing - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Patrol Fleet Briefing - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Crane and Ramp operational



Race Patrol Fleet & Course Support Fleet on station



12:15pm             1:45pm 



RACE 1 (Pontoon)

RACE 2 (subject to adjustment)​ 
​RACE 3 (subject to adjustment)​ 
RACE 4 (subject to adjustment)​

RACE 5 (subject to adjustment)​


GPS Readings - GPS Trailer ​
​Return immediately following completion of each race​​​



Awards Ceremony - Lake Forest Yacht Club 


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