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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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National Alpaca Farm Days - awaiting Mayor of Hopatcong & several hundred guests!

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It is well known that the Mayor of Hopatcong is a big fan of the Hopatcong Farmers Market, which is where she first meet the Humming Meadows Alpacas.

In our visit to Humming Meadows Alpacas for National Alpaca Farm Days, it was hard to tell who was having more fun… The visitors, or the animals that put on a great show!

SpinningThis farm fair had a lot to offer as you can learn about the animals, or learn about the process that it takes to turn the Alpaca hair into the multiple things that are for sale at the farm. This is where you’d want to bring the kids to get an experience of the real farm life.

On Saturday our news team had an exclusive tour of the farm at Humming Meadows Alpacas - National Alpaca Farm Days. As we interviewed the different Alpaca’s along the way, they indicated that they were expecting over 400 people, many coming all the way from New York. But the major thing on their minds was if the mayor would attend, and when she was coming. Several of them had undergone special grooming for the big event.

More about Humming Meadows Alpacas farm:

Humming Meadows Alpacas is a family owned alpaca farm in Sussex County, New Jersey, nestled in 27 acres of beautiful woods and fields. Sitting on our swing and enjoying the playful antics of our alpacas is what makes this life great for us.

According to the owners Denise Spina & Mitchell Sparrow:

“We started our alpaca journey with two alpaca pets, these two males soon grew to three and as our herd grew so did our love for these peaceful creatures. As a dog trainer, I found it fascinating how quickly our alpacas learned to perform tricks, one of my geldings even learned agility tricks. It was after losing this gelding that we realized how much we wanted to have alpacas become a larger part of our life, and so began our adventure in farming.”

“We have cleared 20+ acres of our land and created beautiful rolling pastures with hills for our males to romp on as well as quiet spots for our females to nurture and raise their crias. We have also made our farm home to two pygmy goats, Phoebe and Mathilda whose playful antics keep us amused for hours, a pig named Delilah and a donkey named Luigi.”

Farm Days - Chickens“Several years ago we added chickens to our farm community from which we are now reaping the benefits of a constant supply of delicious eggs! Our hope is to increase awareness of the beauty of alpaca products while improving the fiber in our herd. We welcome guests to share our swing and enjoy our alpacas and every summer you can expect to see several new cria walking about. All of the animals on our farm are cared for with love, honor, and respect.”

 

More about Alpacas:

Alpacas have been domesticated for more than 5,000 years. They are one of Mother Nature's favorite farm animals. They are sensitive to their environment in every respect. The following physical attributes allow alpacas to maintain their harmony with our Mother Earth, Pachamama.

Feet PadsThe alpaca's feet are padded and they leave even the most delicate terrain undamaged as it browses on native grasses. The alpaca is a modified ruminant with a three-compartment stomach. It converts grass and hay into energy very efficiently, eating less than other farm animals. Its camelid ancestry allows the alpaca to thrive without consuming very much water, although an abundant, fresh water supply is necessary.

The alpaca does not usually eat or destroy trees, preferring tender grasses, which it does not pull up by the roots. South American Indians use alpaca dung for fuel and gardeners find the alpaca's rich fertilizer perfect for growing fruits and vegetables. A herd of alpacas consolidates its feces in one or two spots in the pasture, thereby controlling the spread of parasites, and making it easy to collect and compost for fertilizer. An alpaca produces enough fleece each year to create several soft, warm sweaters for its owner's comfort. This is the alpaca's way of contributing to community energy conservation efforts.

 

If for some reason you were not able to make it this event on Saturday or Sunday, you can catch the Humming Meadows Alpacas at the Hopatcong Farmers Market on Sundays, starting again on October 2, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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