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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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Lake Hopatcong Dodges Tough Legislation – Based upon Gentleman’s Agreement Code of Conduct

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With the assistance of Lake Hopatcong Foundation and Lake Hopatcong Commission, all parties have agreed to a new Code of Conduct on the lake that helps dodge new strict rules from Trenton.

In early January the Boating Regulation Commission proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:82-3.11(l) that would prohibit the following activities on the lake between May 15 and September 15 of each year:

  • Restriction of vessels anchoring within 200 feet of the shoreline
  • Restriction of more than ten vessels from anchoring together, or “rafting.”

These new regulations were based upon continued complaints from the Byram Cove residents who complained about frequent party boat jams on the lake in the summer, which they say are loud and disruptive.

In the meeting that happened in early February, all of the stakeholders is this disagreement attended a meeting hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and agreed to a gentleman’s Code of Conduct to work together to resolve the issues.

See proposed Gentleman’s Agreement Code of Conduct: New Proposed Code of Conduct - Lake Hopatcong for All

In attendance was President Eddie Mackin from The Knee Deep Club, who stated clearly that if this ordinance were enacted it would prevent fisherman from fishing the shallow areas of the lake, where most fish exist.

“We made it clear that the Knee Deep Club opposes any restrictions,” Mackin said Friday. “We never had any restrictions before. This new law was not intended for the fisherman, so we aren’t going to negotiate anything,” he said.

“It’s about having respect and common courtesy, and keeping the lake clean, instead of having new laws and regulations,” he said.

“It’s about common courtesy for all boaters, and it avoids trying to make a law that only affects one part"

Lake Hopatcong Foundation member Marty Kane added that the idea was to reach a compromise.

“Since nothing is going to occur this year, regulation wise, we got the parties together to reach a compromise that will work for all of us, on a voluntary basis,” Kane said Friday afternoon.

“We are very hopeful that we can make some real progress without action from Trenton. We have to make the lake work for multiple users. We are going to try and work together. There still may be a regulation in the future, but we got four groups together, the fishermen, the business owners, the Byram Cove homeowners and an assorted group of recreational boat users,” Kane said.

 “If we can make this work, we won’t need people in Trenton making decisions for us. That could still happen in the future, but we are going to try and work together on this,” Kane said.

 

Note: Elements of this article is based on reporting from Roxbury Register.

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